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Issues around Aged Care, particularly in terms of disability. This includes the My Aged Care system in Australia which will include disability services for those aged over 65 who aren’t eligible for the NDIS.

Five years on, NDIS is getting young people out of aged...

The number of young people living in aged care has remained just above 6,000 for the past 10 years. A 5% reduction in admissions in the past five years is barely scratching the surface of the total numbers still living in aged care.

There is extra funding for aged care in the budget, but...

The 14,000 home care places are additional to those built into prior budgets. And there is extra money ($1.6 billion over four years) allocated to fund them in this year’s budget. But it still won’t be enough to meet demand.

Explainer: how much does the NDIS cost and where does this...

These are difficult questions to answer because we lack high-quality data about the extent & nature of disability in Australia.

Budget 2018 boosts aged care, rural health and medical research: health...

The government has announced A$1.6 billion over four years to allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer through more high-level home care places.

Social care citizens’ assembly omits DPOs from panel of experts

DPOs have raised “deep concerns” about the way the Citizens’ Assembly on Social Care has been organised, and its failure to ensure that disabled people and their user-led organisations will have the chance to influence its conclusions.

Jeremy Hunt’s seven principles on adult social care reform: a new...

Jeremy Hunt’s seven principles on adult social care reform: Are there grounds for optimism, or is this just the latest chapter in a series of models for reform that have failed to make it into practice?

Deeply troubling post-2010 fall in older people claiming disability benefit

The percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance (AA) fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the coalition came to power in 2010.

Too many Australians living in nursing homes take their own lives

More than half of nursing home residents suffer from depression, and around 140 of them have taken their own lives (between 2000-2013) while in care, new study shows.

Breaking the stigma around aged care

As we age most of us want to stay in our own homes as long as possible and home care is one fantastic option that allows us to do this.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.