Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Younger People in Residential Aged Care

As the National Disability Insurance Scheme comes into operation across NSW the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program has ceased to accept new applicants.

More information is here: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/

If you have made an application to the YPIRAC program but have not received a service, or are otherwise seeking disability supports, contact the National Disability Insurance Agency at www.ndis.gov.au or ring the NDIS Hotline on 1800 800 110.

If you are a current recipient of support through the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program you will be transitioned to the NDIA. If you have not yet transitioned to the NDIA and need information or have questions about your support, contact your support provider or the local FACS district office Information and Pathways team.

The Council of Australian Government's (COAG's) five year Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative ended on 30 June 2011.

The NSW YPIRAC Program was introduced in 2007 as a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and NSW governments to provide accommodation and support to younger people with a disability living in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care.

The program aims to:

  • help some younger people with a disability to move out of residential aged care into suitable alternative accommodation
  • divert entry for some younger people who are 'at risk' of inappropriately entering a residential aged care facility
  • enhance the delivery of disability services to some younger people with a disability who continue to live in a residential aged care facility.

Whilst the agreement between the Commonwealth and NSW is now completed, funding of over $26 million per annum ($12.6 million from each Government) is committed and will continue to be used to support younger people with a disability in residential aged care.

All individuals currently in receipt of ongoing YPIRAC services will continue to receive support for as long as required.

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