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 hearing commenced at 10am (AEST) on Monday, 9 September 2019. It can be viewed through the Royal Commission's YouTube channel.
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
- 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.
- Post-hearing submissions were received.
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