What makes the Youngcare Apartments different?
Youngcare believes that young people deserve to live young, dignified and relevant lifestyles, regardless of their care needs. While the Youngcare Apartments provide an appropriate environment, the apartments are more than a building; it’s also about the delivery of care, appropriate to the needs of young people with full-time care needs. Youngcare does not provide medical care or support so we partner with care providers who meet our standard of care expectations.
What kind of people live in the Youngcare Apartments?
The Youngcare Apartments provide for those who have full-time care needs as a result of a catastrophic injury or illness such as Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Brain Injuries, Motor Neurons, Huntington’s Disease and early onset dementia, just to name a few.
What is the Youngcare care philosophy?
The Youngcare care model aims to set new and innovative standards in residential care for young people. Youngcare believes that young people deserve to live young, dignified and relevant lifestyles, regardless of their care needs. Youngcare does not provide medical care or support so we partner with care providers who meet our standard of care expectations.
Our care philosophy is centred around:
- The young and the young at heart deserve to live young lives
- Institutionalised care is an inappropriate environment for young people
- Young people with 24/7 care needs require care appropriate to their individual needs
- Care should be delivered with a person-centered approach that extends to ensuring an appropriate lifestyle for a young person
- That government standards of care relating to young people with 24/7 care needs should be met and exceeded
How do Australians apply to become a resident of the Apartments?
Disability Services, Department of Communities is responsible for selecting young Australians to reside in the Queensland based Youngcare Apartments. Interested people must register with Disability Services at www.disability.qld.gov.au to be considered for residency in the apartments. If you would like information about the Youngcare Apartments Sydney, please contact Youngcare Connect on 1800 844 727.
Do I need to be currently living in Queensland to apply for residency in the Sinnamon Park and Gold Coast Apartments?
You must be resident of Queensland to apply for residency at the Youngcare Apartments Gold Coast and the Youngcare Apartments Sinnamon Park. You do not need to be living in South East Queensland to be eligible to apply.
Do you have a waiting list for the Apartments?
There may be a waiting list for the Apartments and if so, this is managed by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
How can I see if I am eligible to apply to be a resident?
All residents of the Youngcare Apartments are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
The Department undertakes an assessment of individuals to determine their eligibility to receive funded services. If eligible, the Department places you on the Register of Need. When a vacancy becomes available the Department refers to the Register of Needs and identifies the person who they assess as being the highest priority at that point in time.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Youngcare team on 07 3041 3400 or 1800 844 727