Considerations for national disability insurance scheme design: The health and disability interface for people with complex needs living in shared supported accommodation

Libby Callaway, Mark Brown, Peta Fensham-Cobb, Tom Worsnop, Deborah Farrell

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


Young people with a complex combination of disability and health support needs experience a restricted range of housing and support options to meet their lifetime requirements. This group often experience prolonged and repeat hospital admissions, and are at high risk of entry to residential aged care (RAC) given the limited alternatives available to them. The five-year National Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Initiative (2006-2011) invested 242M to create new shared supported accommodation placements and fund packages to divert participants from RAC or enhance RAC placements. Whilst this initiative resulted in some short term improvements, it did not create the systemic change necessary to stem the flow of young people into RAC in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
Commissioning bodyNational Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Number of pages70
ISBN (Print)978-0-9945045-0-0
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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