26-year-old Sam Mogford, who has Huntington’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease with no cure – has spent the past two years living in the psychiatric ward at Sunshine Hospital. But he doesn’t need inpatient mental health care.
A severe shortage in housing suitable for Victorians with “complex needs” – people who need considerable social and health support – means hundreds of the state’s most vulnerable people, including those with an intellectual disability, have no option but to live in psychiatric wards, short-stay hotel units and boarding houses.
Their families and advocates say it’s a full-blown crisis.Read More Here (off-site)
- Housing, Accommodation, Tenancy
- Miki Perkins
- The Age
- Date published:
- Thu 7th Mar, 2019