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The NSW Government has released the Protections for Residents of Long Term Supported Group Accommodation in NSW - Report on the Consultations on the public consultation phase of its proposal to improve resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation.

The Department of Family and Community Services ran an independent public consultation process to obtain public feedback on how to improve resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation.

The public consultation was held between 12 January to 11 March 2018.

Key themes outlined in the report included:

  • Vulnerabilities of residents
  • Importance of stable housing
  • Resident rights should not be less than those of private sector
  • Standardisation and personalisation
  • Giving residents a voice
  • Interconnected role of supported independent living (SIL) services, legal guardians, family members and carers
  • Independent advice, complaints and dispute resolution

The NSW Government would like to thank everyone who provided a written submission, rang in with their opinion, attended a focus group meeting or completed the online survey.  The opinions provided are much appreciated and will assist Government consider the next steps to support residents living in group accommodation in NSW

Additional updates will be published on this webpage when available.

If you have any questions, please contact residentrightsconsult@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Other documents

The following documents were released for the consultation phase:

  • Technical issues paper – contains policy objectives and suggested positions, as well as related discussion questions about the rights being proposed.
  • Consultation paper (plain English) – outlines specific points from the Technical Issues paper.
  • Easy Read Summary paper – a high level summary of the Technical Issues Paper available in PDF formats.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2018
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