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Mid-Term Review, Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Program 2009

The Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Urbis Country Resources Evaluation of Policy, Law, Strategies, Plans, and Services Australia 1 June 2009 Report CRPD, residential care

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This Mid-Term Review report analyses the targets, performance to date and key issues associated with the Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) Program. The Program is a joint initiative of Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to provide accommodation and support to younger people with disability living in or at risk of admission to residential aged care (RAC).

Overall, the Review has found that the Program is having a positive impact on a large number of
younger people living in or at risk of admission to RAC. State and Territory Governments have
undertaken varying approaches to the Program’s implementation reflecting the different local policy and legislative contexts in which they operate.

A Council of Australian Governments (COAG) initiative, the Program commenced with the signing of Bilateral Agreements between the Australian Government and States and Territories over several months from August 2006 to January 2007. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) coordinates the Program nationally. An overall target net reduction of between 425-689 people in the number of younger people in RAC over five years has been established.

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