Disability Royal Commission hands down interim report

People with disability are more likely to feel unsafe in their homes, according to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The Royal Commission has already heard that violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability occurs across a range of residential settings, and more particularly in group homes where they can be deprived of choice.

The Royal Commission is to make further inquiries into measures to improve the conditions and safety of those living in supported accommodation, alternatives to group homes and forms of redress for those who have been subjected to abuse while residing in supported accommodation.

For a great summary of the 561 page Interim Report, see this article by DSC, or visit to the Commission’s website.