State seizes control of supported care homes over abuse, ‘uninhabitable conditions’

The Victorian government has seized control of two supported care homes in Melbourne’s outer north-west after an investigation revealed coercion and abuse of residents, uninhabitable living conditions, forgery of signatures and access to NDIS services being hindered.

Sydenham Grace and Gracemanor (formerly Meadowbrook) supported residential services in Sydenham and Melton South, which house people with mental illness and disabilities, have been placed into administration.

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Topics:
Disability service providers

Author:
Jewel Topsfield

Source:
Brisbane Times

Date published:
Thu 13th Jan, 2022