Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Please consider making a submission to this Royal Commission
The Commission is inquiring into what should be done to:
- prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- achieve best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
- promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live
free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Commission is open to receiving submissions from organisations and individuals. A deadline for submissions has not been published. We strongly encourage everyone with a point of view to tell the Commission which will consider everything sent to it. Click here to go to the Commission’s website and share your story.
The more submissions the better. Up to 10% of those under 65 living in aged care homes have Huntington’s disease. We are aware of a mix of issues but would be very pleased to receive copies of any submissions you make, to inform our own organisational submission.
Here is a link to our submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission earlier in 2020.
“Unfortunately, despite the best intentions of all key stakeholders, those living with Huntington’s disease and its unforgiving progression continue to be inappropriately placed in aged care facilities. This is due to a lack of alternative age appropriate residency options, and staff who are sufficiently skilled to meet the specific needs of community members affected by Huntington’s disease.”