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Disability Minister: please fund our son’s care - let us bring him home this Christmas

This petition had 5,899 supporters

All we want this Christmas is to bring our son home - instead he’s in a mental facility as the government will not allocate the disability funding needed for him to receive care in the community.   

He was only 18 years old when a tragic car crash left our outgoing, hard-working boy with an acquired brain injury. He now needs round the clock supervised care but without adequate government funding the only option is for him to live on a mental health ward.

He has no need for any treatment within the mental health facility but he remains there simply because it is the only option for him if the government will not fund his care in the community. 

He’s been in the locked ward for 7 months now. This is not a healthy environment for someone recovering from an accident. We need the Premier and the Disability Minister to step in and take action for our boy. 

It’s almost Christmas and I just want my son home. Please sign and share my petition and help bring our son home.

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