The Real Care The Second Time Around Project has been developed with Forgotten Australians* by Helping Hand, in partnership with Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) and Flinders University.The project is working towards improving the access to quality aged care services for Forgotten Australians. These now older Australians experienced the physical and emotional trauma of being placed in institutional care as children during the 20th century. An estimated 500,000 children and child migrants experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting in Australia.
The overall aim of the project is to develop aged care responses to ensure that Forgotten Australians can access the care they want as they age. We are working with Forgotten Australians to develop resources to assist them to engage with providers and to understand the aged care sector. Helping Hand, Flinders University and RASA are also developing and trialling models of care to respond to this group’s needs and to raise awareness of those needs with the wider aged care sector.
Helping Hand is delighted to be working with Forgotten Australians to support their access to real care this time around and to increase the understanding in the sector
about the barriers to support that they are experiencing.
Click here to read our latest project newsletter, which contains information about all the work that is being undertaken by the project team, as well as updates in the sector that relate to Forgotten Australians.
*Forgotten Australians include people who were harmed in state, out of home and institutional care during their childhood, former wards of the state, former child migrants and care leavers, in addition to the Stolen Generations. We respect that not everyone will identify with this terminology.
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