A message from the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services

The Disability Royal Commission has released its interim report about violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disability.

If the report creates difficult feelings for you, you can talk to a trauma-informed counsellor.

A counsellor provides a safe space for you to be listened to and heard, and supported to explore your needs.

For free, independent and confidential support call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 or visit the website to find out more. www.dss.gov.au/disability-royal-commission-support

genU’s response to the recent Royal Commissions

As an organisation that is committed to creating and delivering innovative services and supports that empower people to reach their full potential, genU welcomed the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation is something that our organisation will not tolerate.

genU has great confidence in the Royal Commission processes and we believe that calling attention to and investigating unacceptable practices in our sector will only strengthen services and systems, benefitting those who use or work in disability services and aged care.

In these sectors, and as an organisation, we have nothing to hide and much to gain from these Commissions.

You can find out more about the Royal Commissions by visiting:

http://disability.royalcommission.gov.au

http://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/

http://rcvmhs.vic.gov.au/

A number of Australian Government-funded services are available to assist those requiring support during the Disability Royal Commission. These services are provided through agencies external to the Royal Commission and include:

  • Legal Advisory Services
  • Emotional Support Services
  • Legal Financial Assistance Scheme
  • Advocacy Services

Further information on all these services is available here

You can also contact the genU team on 1300 558 368

You can share your experience with the Disability Royal Commission.  More information is available here.

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