Ability First Australia’s Younger People in Residential Aged Care System Coordinator Program (YPIRAC) 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 Systems 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. A research project is being undertaken to explore more fully the barriers and enablers and how they could be addressed across the health, aged care, disability and housing sectors. The research also investigates the impact of the YPIRAC System Coordinator Program.
For more information about this Program contact Ability First Australia on 1800 771 663 (option 1) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm AEST.
To make a referral to the Program you can call one of our Regional Managers:
NSW/ACT Linda Ferguson
VIC/TAS Steve Lowe
QLD/NT Debbie Heron
WA/SA Isabelle Currie
Or Director, Program Deborah Hoffman
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