Housing shortfall for young people living in nursing homes

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-lifetime disability reform, but a report released today by the Summer Foundation and PwC shows the scheme alone cannot resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes.

There are currently 6,192 Australians aged under 65 years who live in aged care facilities. This group is effectively excluded from society, and experience deep and persistent disadvantage. Past research by the Summer Foundation and Monash University found that 53% of young people in aged care receive a visit from a friend less than once a year. One-third (33%) never have the opportunity to participate in community-based activities such as shopping, leisure activities, or visiting friends and family.

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