Maybe the meek will inherit the earth after all.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-02/george-pell-ballarat-allegations-revelation/12109952 Dear Bernie, Like you, my late husband Lew was a Ward of the State. This Post is to honour you and all other former State Wards, foster children, and all who remain uncounted and nameless, 470,000 families if the 2004 Senate Report Forgotten Australians is to be believed. Where is everyone? How are you … Continue reading Maybe the meek will inherit the earth after all.

Support for Karen’s comment: State Children are a different ‘race’

Thank you so much to Karen for your comment, reproduced below. Here is what Karen said in response to the post about Gold Cards. Lew would have wholeheartedly agreed! To him, children of the State, or State Children, really do see the State as their parent, and other Home Kids as their siblings. Karen began … Continue reading Support for Karen’s comment: State Children are a different ‘race’

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men!

Taylor Swift has released a new music video  Taylor Swift Targets Famous Men I couldn't help being reminded of the hymns our school used to sing on Anzac Day, like the stirring composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by … Continue reading Let Us Now Praise Famous Men!

Australian Ageing Agenda Article: Support available for ‘care leavers’ in residential care

This article from the Australian Ageing Agenda is reproduced with kind permission from the Alliance for Forgotten Australians. https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2017/11/08/support-available-care-leavers-residential-care/ Support available for 'care leavers' in residential care By Boris Kaspiev No-one likes the idea of losing their independence, but for Forgotten Australians the prospect of being re-institutionalised is terrifying, writes Boris Kaspiev. If you work … Continue reading Australian Ageing Agenda Article: Support available for ‘care leavers’ in residential care

Alliance for Forgotten Australians Submission to Aged Care Royal Commission

This submission is reproduced with kind permission of the Alliance for Forgotten Australians. Some comments from the FA family perspective are offered after it. Alliance for Forgotten Australians Submission to Aged Care Royal Commission Please take the time to click on the link and read the submission. It contains very important information for Forgotten Australians … Continue reading Alliance for Forgotten Australians Submission to Aged Care Royal Commission

Questions we wish the NDIS had asked.

The NDIS Fails a Forgotten Australian, Part 2. Why does this person require a Carer person to take her shopping? And why does she need transport to many other appointments - such as the many doctors’ appointments her several health conditions necessitate? Who Cares by just taking her for a drive, to take her out … Continue reading Questions we wish the NDIS had asked.

The NDIS fails a Forgotten Australian

Did anyone else recoil in horror when they first heard of the NDIS? Having dealt with government and welfare authorities for the half century I've cared for our Forgotten Australian family, one thing has become clear. Do not expect government to care, or understand, about the long term outcomes of childhood institutionalization. We're long past … Continue reading The NDIS fails a Forgotten Australian