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Real Care The Second Time Round (For Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers)

A group known as Forgotten Australians has been identified as having many challenges as they face the possibility of aged care.

Forgotten Australians represent the 500,000 children that were placed into institutional and out-of-home care in Australia in the last century. Of this group, 7,000 were former child migrants, 50,000 were indigenous children from the Stolen Generations and over 440,000 were non-indigenous children.

This publication aims to assist aged care providers with practical tips, information and resources when working with people who identify as Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers.

Contents include:

  • Who are Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers?
  • Barriers to Support for Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers
  • Tips and Considerations for Aged Care Providers to Overcome Barriers to Support
  • Tips for Having Effective Conversations with Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers
  • Tips for Putting Meaning to Emotions
  • Questions that Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers Might Ask Aged Care Providers
  • What Does Good Care and Support Planning Look Like for Forgotten Australians / Care Leavers?
  • Case Studies
  • Referral Services

Author & Year Published : Meg Schwarz, Project Officer - Real Care the Second Time Around, Helping Hand Aged Care, Dr Victoria Cornell, Housing Research Manager, ECH (01/05/2021)

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