Full-time care places enormous financial and emotional pressures on families. Youngcare At Home Care Grants provide funding for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care to enhance the quality of life for young people and their carers.
The program is pivotal in keeping young Aussies at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to aged care. Introduced in Queensland in 2009, the Youngcare At Home Care Grants program was extended to New South Wales in 2011 and to Victoria in 2013. In 2015, we have extended the grants even further to include Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
The grants provide one-off funding of between $2,000 and $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home and are at risk of entering aged care.
Some examples of grants which have been approved include applications for respite care, a water-powered hydraulic lift, in-home support, a wheelchair ramp, air conditioning, power wheelchair and pressure cushion, electrical adjustable bed and motor vehicle wheelchair modification.
Each round of Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants is drastically oversubscribed; there is simply not enough funding to help everyone in need. In the 2013-14 financial year alone there was an oversubscription of almost $3 million, showing the urgent need for this essential funding.
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