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The Royal Commission has released this report on Public hearing 13, which examined the prevention of, and responses to, violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in supported disability accommodation operated by Sunnyfield Disability Services.
The report makes 24 findings about Sunnyfield, including its employees and board of directors, as well as the NSW Ombudsman, in relation to the experiences of three residents, ‘Melissa’, ‘Carl’ and ‘Chen’, who lived together in a home in Western Sydney.
The report also found that when Melissa’s guardian complained about the operation of the home, Sunnyfield terminated her Service and Residency Agreements. The report concludes that in terminating the agreements, Sunnyfield prioritised its own interests over Melissa’s, specifically her right to a secure and safe home.