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 "In 2008-09 a total of 817 people received services funding by the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program. This represents a 41% increase on the number of people receiving services in 2007-08. Three quarters of YPIRAC service users in 2008-09 were aged less than 50 years" the initial priority group for the program. One in ten service users was of Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander origin and about 6% were from non-English-speaking backgrounds. Nearly half (47%) of all service users had a primary disability relating to acquired brain injury, and another 29% had a neurological primary disability. Many service users had high and complex needs: 1 in 10 reported having four or more disability groups, and the average number of disability groups per service user was nearly 2.”

 

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