0

A message from the COO

7 November 2016

A message from the COO

What a party we had in July, celebrating one year since the beautiful Youngcare Share House at Wooloowin became a home filled with laughter, friends, family and fun to four young Aussies with high care needs!

We were thrilled to celebrate together with the local community, government and our supporters the commencement of early works at our Albany Creek apartments, brought to life in partnership with MS Queensland and the Queensland Government. This innovative new development will become home to eight young Aussies with high and mid care needs early in 2017.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very special thank you to Samantha Kennerley, who resigned as Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. Sam leaves Youngcare with an incredible legacy guiding the organisation towards our mission to help young people with high care needs to live the young lives they deserve. Together with the Youngcare team, I wish Sam every happiness and success as she begins her next chapter.

Our vision of a future where no young person has to call aged care “home” remains, as newly appointed CEO, Anthony Ryan joins the Youngcare team in November. Anthony has a wealth of experience, having worked in the not-for-profit sector for more than six years, most recently as CEO of the Edmund Rice Foundation. The team would like to welcome Anthony into his new role; we look forward to working together to ensure young people with high care needs can live with choice, independence and dignity.

It has been my pleasure to guide Youngcare

towards its vision during this transition period and what better way to wrap up the year than to see 131 young Aussies exit or avoid admission into aged care*. Of course, these outcomes could not have been achieved without the valued backing of our partners and supporters – THANK YOU!
colin-bushell-youngcare-31

Pictured: Melissa Morrison, Jenna Ketchell, Barney Wray and Boosta celebrate the Wooloowin Share House’s first birthday.

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
30 August 2016National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan.Mr ...
7 November 2016Share a slice of Youngcake this ChristmasFor a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
Bernard Fanning is back and he can't wait for the Youngcare Benefit Concert 2015! Below he shares his fond memories of the past and some of his plans ...
We want you to be the first to know! Youngcare is thrilled to announce the return of one of Brisbane’s best nights of Australian music: the ...
2 August 2017Youngcare explores options as NSW project endsYoungcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
This article was originally published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin.8 January 2016Young people in aged care – an Australian ...
5 May 2016WHAT’S ON! 28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert ChallengeSupport the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
Dear Mr Scott Morrison,I’m writing to you as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia because I want to know how you’re planning on improving the ...
5 May 2016A helping hand from Hand Heart PocketYoungcare’s At Home Care Grants are set to continue helping more young Queenslanders with high ...
5 May 2016CEO messageThe new season is an exciting time for Youngcare as we start to focus on bringing our latest apartments at Albany Creek, ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

Audio Visual Elements
Betta Home Living
Just Cause Bunch
Aurora Adventures
Batercard
Coates
Select AV
Eureka Landscaping
Good2give
Birdsville Roadhouse
Servcorp
Flight Centre Foundation
Motorola Solutions
Tatts Group
GNK
Knight Frank
Vuly
Savills
Women's Weekly
MS Queensland
Clark Real Estate
Morgans
ALS Global
De Luca Corp
Queensland Government
Brighton Homes
Carbone
Birdsville Social Club
Care Tech
Triffid
Bunnamagoo
Hand Heart Pocket
EY
Rivergum Homes
FKG
CUB
Braggs Signs
McCabe Curwood
KFC Youth Foundation
Pilot
Tattersalls Club
Vincents
Neals
One Harvest - love beats
ANZ
Birdsville Hotel
Taylor Byrne
Nova
Channel Nine
Keystone
Vertica Capital
Media Merchants
Hopgood Ganim
Merlo
MTAQ
Network First
Wolff Group
MMO Interiors
Story Bride Hotel
Vantage Performance
LAS logo
DAE
Cutting Edge
MGD Private
Sage
ALS
Forte Catering
Style
Queensland Rail
Collins Food
HSF
CV Services
Thrifty
Just Photography
Bruce Lynton
Shine Lawyers
QIC
Spot Productinons