Young People in Nursing Homes Campaign Forum

Event date: 
3 December 2007

The Victorian Young People in Nursing Homes Consortium invites you to a forum to hear about progress on developing alternatives to residential aged care for younger people with disabilities in Victoria.

Monday 3rd December, 11:00am to 3.00pm
College of Surgeons
Corner Spring & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
(Disability access via Spring St)

Lunch provided

RSVP by 28th November to Chris or Kerry at Disability Justice Advocacy - phone: 9416 3488, email: [email protected] . Please let us know if you have any particular dietary or support requirements

The venue is opposite Parliament station (Lonsdale St exit). The nearest carpark is 200 metres away: Museum carpark on Nicholson St (Melways 43K6) opposite St Vincent's hospital. All day early bird parking is $10. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Funds are available to support the participation of young people and their families (e.g. attendant support, transport) - contact Kerry on 9416 3488 or email: [email protected]

If you are unable to attend and would like a summary of the proceedings please contact Kerry or Chris on 9416 3488 or email: [email protected].


In March 2006 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) announced $224m over 5 years to address the issue of young people in nursing homes.

In Victoria, $60.2 million from this fund has been committed through the My Future My Choice initiative. The initial phase in now being completed, including planning for individuals under 50 in residential aged care, and implementation grants being announced. As well, new accommodation opportunities are currently being planned across Melbourne.

YPINH......from aged care to appropriate care


Monday 3rd December, 2007


  • 11.00am Introduction
  • 11.10am Outcomes from My Future My Choice planning process: Summer Foundation
  • 11.30am Individual planning process explained: including My Future My choice panel:
    • DHS representative, introduction
    • Debbie Sytema, planner
    • Family member
    • DHS Regional office: Peta Fensham, N&W region
    • There will be time for questions and discussion.
  • 12.00pm Small group discussion - opportunity to share experiences and knowledge about planning
  • 12.45pm LUNCH
  • 1.15pm Report back from group discussion
  • 1.25pm Support for young people and families
    • Family support - Bouverie Family Therapy Service
    • Advocacy support - Action for Community Living (ACL)
  • 1.45pm Initiatives in accommodation development:
    Disability services, including My Future My Choice:
    • Accommodation planning
    • Implementation of MFMC
  • 2:05 Plenary - Where to from here?
  • 3.00pm Finish