Annual Information Statement 2014

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
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
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.Due to a significant amount of interest for our project team to run workshops in schools around drugs and alcohol, the Drug, Alcohol and Resilience Education (DARE) 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 has reached over 200 young people in secondary schools, and engaged 65 parents and carers, teachers and education staff.The Young Aboriginal Reference Network (YARN) is a project which engages young Aboriginal people aged 12-25 years to address issues including binge drinking, alcohol related harm and safe decision making. During the year, Youth Solutions consulted with local high schools to develop a school-based workshop resource for the YARN project to accompany a creative arts workshop component titled ARTucation. The resource has been finalised and is ready for implementation in local high schools in 2014-15.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 20 passionate young people to become peer educators, who have in turn facilitated six peer education workshops, engaging 251 young people and 26 community members.Give Us a Hand is a campaign created as part of the PEEP project. With tobacco identified as a major concern among young people, the campaign is targeted at young people aged 16-21 years and aims to get young people thinking about why they are choosing to smoke and start the conversation. AOD Link is a professional network auspiced by Youth Solutions. During the year, AOD Link engaged with 15 services to identify issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, develop and implement strategies to address these issues, and share information on currently accepted best practice in the AOD sector. Four training sessions were provided on the topics of gambling issues, crystal methamphetamine, mental health and AOD co-morbidities and interventions for cannabis users.In addition to these projects, we have also been involved in a number of smaller campaigns and activities, and have continued to provide information and referral services in relation to health promotion and alcohol and other drugs prevention.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
New South Wales

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Grants and donations made for use in Australia
I Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
J All other expenses
K Total expenses (g+h+i+j)
L Net surplus/deficit (f-k)

Balance Sheet extract

M Total current assets
N Total non-current assets
O Total assets (m+n)
P Total current liabilities
Q Total non-current liabilities
R Total liabilities (p+q)
S Net assets/liabilities (o-r)