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.
Not Applicable

Section B: Activities
 
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Housing activities
Grant-making activities
Housing activities
Political activities
Research
Other
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.
In the 2012/13 financial year, Youngcare pursued its charitable purposes through a number of ways. • The one millionth dollar was distributed through the At Home Care Grants Program since it began in 2009. This program receives no government funding and is fully funded through corporate supporters and the support of the community. In the 2012/13 financial year, 217 grants were distributed across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. This was the first year that the Grants were made available in Victoria. • Youngcare Connect continued to be an essential service for young people, their families and carers with 838 new client contacts over the 2012/13 financial year. Connect averaged 70 new clients per month and 30% of all calls resulted in referrals to relevant state and territory disability services, organisations and community based not for profit organisations. • Youngcare’s first housing project outside of Queensland was officially launched in 2012/13. This housing project is planned for the western Sydney suburb of Auburn and will be home to eight young Aussies, while also shining a bright light on the issue of young people living in aged care. • Youngcare also contributed to the development of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the key legislation affecting the lives of young people with disabilities. Youngcare presented a submission, co-authored by two Youngcare residents, to the NDIS Senate Committee hearing in March 2013.
No
People with disabilities

Section C: Resources and operating locations
 
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Number of paid full time employees: 22
Number of paid part time employees: 2
Number of unpaid volunteers: 150
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)
 
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None
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NSW
QLD
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Charity's AIS Documents
Document TypeDateDescription
Financial Report13/11/2013Youngcare Ltd Financial Report 2013 (signed with opinion).pdf