Annual Information Statement 2013

Youngcare Ltd

Section A: Charity Information
 
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30/06
Large: Revenue of $1 million or more
Other purposes
Youngcare believes that every young person deserves to live a young life, regardless of their care needs. Aged care is NO place for a young person, yet right now, 7,500 young people with high care needs are living in aged care facilities, simply because there are few alternatives (National Disability Agreement 2010). A further 700,000 are being cared for at home by loved ones, often with limited support (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2007). We work to get young people out of aged care by providing choice in care and housing options. We bring choice, independence, dignity and hope to young people with high care needs, their families and carers.
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Section B: Activities
 
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Civic and advocacy activities
Grant-making activities
Housing activities
Other health service delivery
Please describe the other activity: Youngcare’s key programs help achieve our purpose of providing choice in care and housing for young people with high care needs, which in turn help to get them out of aged care. Youngcare Housing models provide dignified and age-appropriate housing alternatives with 24/7 care. At Home Care Grants provide funding for essential equipment, home modifications and emergency respite. They prevent young people from entering aged care, allowing them to stay at home for as long as they choose. A research partnership with Griffith University is pioneering a consultative and evidence based approach to the development of care and housing models for young people with disability. Youngcare Connect provides free support and information to young people with high care needs, their families and carers. It connects them to a range of options including service providers, funding and accommodation. Youngcare works closely with government, business and the community to address the issue.
Youngcare has remained committed to driving change and delivering real choices in care and accommodation for all young people with high care needs for the past nine years. We continue to rally the support of the community, government and business to collaborate and highlight the issue of young Australians living in aged care. Key areas of focus for Youngcare in 2013-14 included: Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants program, assisting young people with high care needs to avoid admission into aged care through the provision of one-off grants for essential equipment, home modifications or respite services. One-off grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are available for items such as wheelchairs, communication aids, shower commodes and trolleys, specialised recliner chairs, in home physiotherapy and respite services for carers. State round Eligible applicants Successful applicants Total funds committed Queensland – October 2013 65 45 $239,907 Victoria – February 2014 153 37 $199,187 The Youngcare Connect advice and support telephone service. Established in 2010, Youngcare Connect is a national, free of charge service that provides information and support to young people with high care needs and their families and carers. The service provides support and information and this financial year had a total of 2,224 client contacts, resulting from incoming and outgoing calls, emails and Facebook enquiries. There were 897 new client contacts. This is a 4.75% increase on the ser
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People with disabilities

Section C: Resources and operating locations
 
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Number of paid full time employees: 20
Number of paid part time employees: 4
Number of unpaid volunteers: 101TO500
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)
 
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NSW
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Charity's AIS Documents
Document TypeDateDescription
Financial Report13/11/2013Youngcare Ltd Financial Report 2013 (signed with opinion).pdf