Ability First Australia’s Young People in Residential Aged Care Systems Coordinator Program is a nationally funded program.
The Program is designed to reduce the number of younger people at risk of entering and living in residential aged care. It aims to give younger people greater choice and control over where they live and what supports they need to either transition out of, or avoid entering, residential aged care.
Regionally based teams of System Coordinators (SCs) will be working in all states and territories to assist younger people access appropriate services and supports across the disability, health, housing, and aged care sectors.
Working collaboratively with other government and non-government organisations it will help identify and provide important information to address the barriers faced by younger people and their families. As part of the research being undertaken during the Program’s roll out, it will highlight areas of good practice and sustainable models that can be adopted more broadly.