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Melbourne Hearing 1

Younger people in residential aged care

Melbourne Hearing 1 inquired into younger people in residential aged care, with a focus on impact, drivers and appropriateness of allocation policy as well as how to best support young people wishing to leave residential aged care.

Date: 9 – 11 September and 13 September 2019
Location: Ceremonial Court room, Level 3, County Court, 250 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 10:00am local time

The Royal Commission inquired into:

  • the policy responsibilities of the aged care system, the social service system and health systems
  • the interfaces between the aged care system, social service system and health systems
  • the profile of younger people in residential aged care and any specific circumstances which drive the admission of younger people into residential aged care
  • the care of a younger person while they are in a residential aged care facility, and how this may impede their exit from residential aged care
  • the special challenges faced by younger people seeking appropriate accommodation
  • the nature of services typically provided to younger people in residential aged care

Further information

  • The Melbourne Hearing 1 closed on Friday 13 September 2019.
  • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Friday 30 August 2019.
  • Copies of exhibit documents relating to this hearing are available on this page.
  • Transcripts and a Witness list are available for all days of the hearing.
  • A webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.
  • Post-hearing submissions were received.

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