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Thu 31 Oct 2019, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: The Arena, NAB Docklands, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: susantt7

This year’s Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum comes at an important time. Systems must change to keep young people out of aged care. And these systems are being influenced and are changing in ways we’ve never seen before.

Last month, the Aged Care Royal Commission heard devastating evidence about the impact of living in nursing homes on many younger people. It also heard about the system failures that continue to see 6 younger Australians enter residential aged care every day.

Meanwhile, the NDIS continues to mature, health systems seek to adapt, the housing market looks for direction as it responds, and the Australian Government’s Young People in Aged Care Action Plan is underway. Join us as we explore what it will take to stop younger people going into aged care for good.

We ask: How long is too long?

Hear as young people who have lived in aged care, their families, NDIS and health executives, policy makers and sector professionals discuss what it is needed.

Presenter Beverley O’Connor (ABC News 24) will lead the panel, including:

- Helen Burt – a younger woman who lives in aged care
- Vicki Rundle – Acting CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency
- Iain Edwards – Operations Director of Community Health, Peninsula Health
- Allanah Kennedy – Senior Manager Independence Division, Transport Accident Commission

This year’s forum will be followed by a seminar for people with disability, their families and those who work with them. People who are stuck in hospital or aged care face a number of barriers—getting the right info, finding suitable housing, organising suitable support, making the most out of their NDIS funding. This seminar will focus on ways to break through these barriers and get a successful housing outcome in the community. The seminar will run from 1:45 to 3:00pm.

Doors open at 11:30am
Annual Public Forum: 12:00–1:00pm
Light lunch 1:00–1:30pm
Post Forum Seminar: 1:45–3:00pm

Marvel Stadium, Gate 6, off Wurundjeri Way, Docklands

Taxi drop off point:
Taxi rank drop off, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands. There is a loading zone on Bourke Street, opposite Channel 9, where people can be dropped off.

Train station:
Southern Cross Station, exit Bourke Street platform. Walk towards Marvel Stadium.