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Summer Foundation to return to Bendigo regarding young people with disability in aged care

STRONG interest has prompted the Summer Foundation to return to Bendigo to help central Victorians make the issues affecting young people with disability entering aged care known. The Melbourne-based advocacy group aims to work with a further six participants to prepare submissions for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. A workshop in Bendigo on Thursday was fully booked, with family groups coming from Ballarat and Shepparton for the opportunity. Summer Foundation chief of staff Carolyn Finis said a second workshop had been scheduled to cater for excess demand. “Our workshops involve a facilitator working one-on-one with a person or family group to help them make their submission to the royal commission, so we limit each workshop to six participants,” she said. The foundation is staging about 20 workshops, nationwide. Ms Finis said interest had varied across the country. “People’s experiences with aged care are varied but the variations are driven by personal