Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Macarthur Drug & Alcohol Services Committee Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Youth Solutions
Charity size
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Youth Solutions has been working on several major projects this year to achieve our aims. In 2016 2017 Youth Solutions engaged directly with over 1600 young people through our various health promotion education workshops aimed to reduce drug and alcohol abuse. This is in addition to the 480 people Youth Solutions actively engaged through its #whyichoose campaign, which tackles the issue of tobacco smoking.The Youth Solutions Celebrate Safe & Well safer celebrations campaign encouraged young people, and the wider community, to adopt safe partying practices and reduce excessive alcohol consumption. The campaign reached approximately 11,000 young people through community engagement activities, workshops, newsletters and online strategies.Due to a significant amount of interest for our project team to run workshops in schools around drugs and alcohol, the Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills (DAIR) project has been designed to address a range of issues including peer pressure, mental health and communication breakdown by building resilience in the workshop participants, with an aim to minimise drug and alcohol related harm. This year, the project reached 310 young people in 12 secondary schools/organisations.Our Peer Enrichment and Empowerment Project (PEEP) acknowledges the importance of peer education when it comes to communicating messages to young people. PEEP has successfully engaged and trained 28 passionate young people to become peer educators, who have in turn facilitated 29 peer education workshops and seminars, engaging with over 500 young people.ARTucation is a creative arts based project which engages young people aged 12-16 years to address issues including binge drinking, alcohol related harm and safe decision making. This year, Youth Solutions conducted workshops in 11 schools/organisations, engaging over 170 young people.Through its AOD Link program, Youth Solutions delivers relevant presentations and activities which aim to develop the knowledge and skills of community sector workers, educators, parents and carers, in order for them to better support their young people and/or clients. This year, Youth Solutions delivered 10 presentations with over 80 participants.Youth Solutions has also delivered a number of other workshops and education sessions with young people, including sessions in line with local driver education programs, reaching over 600 young people through these initiatives.In addition to our program work, Youth Solutions provides information and referral services for those seeking assistance with a range of issues including alcohol and other drugs, mental health and homelessness. This year, Youth Solutions conducted over 250 direct referrals via phone, online and face-to-face, as well as engaging with more than 370 people for referrals via community events.
Main beneficiary
Youth - aged 15 to under 25
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 5
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 40

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
NSW incorporated association number: Y0299415
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
NSW fundraising number: 15538