Getting Involved

For many Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, opportunities for their voice to be heard, and to form networks with others who have shared experiences – are important parts of the healing process.

Just as important, is the recognition by Governments of the need to provide services, or improve the services that are currently available, that are specific to the needs of Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

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These include support and advocacy services, information and referral, and counseling. However they also include programs to tackle health and ageing, housing and homelessness, and adult literacy and numeracy and other education services are addressed. The 2009 Forgotten Australians and Lost Innocents Revisited Report to the Australian Senate particularly pointed out a need for “recognising and meeting the needs of older care leavers in the funding and development of health, housing, aged care and education programs; and ensuring that appropriate services are provided".

We would like to acknowledge and thank those many Forgotten Australians and Survivors of Institutional Child Abuse who have participated on the many working groups,consultations and reference groups for their dedication and commitment involuntarily giving their time, knowledge and experiences for the purpose of improving the lives of all adults who as children experienced out of home care.

'Lotus Up Late' at Lotus Place, South Brisbane.

For more information on these and other services, please contact Lotus Place.

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