Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Dementia Australia Limited
ABN
79625582771

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Yes
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Large
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other: (a)To facilitate and encourage the co-ordination and further development of activities within and between the State Associations.(b)To facilitate the provision of support for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and for their families and friends.(c)To educate and inform the public and the medical and helping professions about Alzheimer's disease, related disorders and other relevant aspects.(d)To stimulate research and improve the management treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.(e)To advise Federal Governments and, at the request of State Associations, the State or Territory Governments on policy development and programs in relation to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.(f)To do all other things as may seem incidental or conducive to the achievement of the above objectives.
Basic Religious Charity
No
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group
No

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Yes
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Civic and advocacy activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Through the National Dementia Support Program, Alzheimers Australia has provided a range of services since 2006 including the National Dementia Helpline, information services, education and training programs, Living with Memory Loss programs and awareness activities.A contract has been signed with DOHA for a transition to a new program, Building Capacity in Dementia Care. A significant body of work has begun to restructure existing service activities, to make them more consistent with the principles of consumer directed care, with a view to transitioning to the new program within three years. An exciting opportunity this year has been the implementation of the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program as part of the Living Longer. Living Better. aged care reforms. The funding provides for 40 key workers across Australia to support people with younger onset dementia and their carers, map existing services and assist in service development to fill service gaps. This is an important step in recognising the needsof the nearly 25,000 people under the age of 65 who have younger onset dementia.DOHA has also provided funding through Alzheimers Australia for the worlds first publicly-funded dementia risk reduction program Your Brain Matters. This important program was launched in September 2012 as part of our extensive Dementia Awareness Week activities and is designed to inform Australians of the ways in which they may be able to lower their risk of dementia.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
No
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Elderly people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • People with disabilities
  • People with Chronic or terminal illness
  • Women
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 17
  • Part time employees: 9
  • Volunteers: 1
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

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

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
50
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
0
Total hours spent reporting
50

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.