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COVID-19 Update - Supporting Our Community More Than Ever

COVID-19 Update – Supporting Our Community More Than Ever

As a charity, Youngcare is acutely aware of the unprecedented developments unfolding in our global environment. As you know, it has left a large majority of our community, especially our Australians with disabilities, exposed and incredibly vulnerable.

We are beside you in your worry, not only for yourself but for your friends, loved ones and the wider community.

In this time of crisis, the reality of not having enough suitable housing available for people with disabilities and what that means for our community is overwhelming. Many will face the reality of being moved into Aged Care, simply because they cannot remain in hospital and have no other options. As Australians we are so much better than this

In the face of this adversity, we are choosing to fight.

We will provide further updates as they come to light, but rest assured that the Youngcare team are working harder than ever for young people with high care needs to live with independence choice and dignity. This includes lobbying government to ensure appropriate pathways for young people who are currently stuck in hospital and continuing to progress our housing developments, as best we can in this environment.

The Youngcare team will be working harder than ever to support those in our community; fundraising for them and advocating for their rights, and we ask that you do the same.

Support:

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au

If you are a young person with high care disabilities or a family member and need support navigating the disability sector, are looking for a place to call home or would like to apply for a grant – we are still here to support you! Email youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au or call 1800 727 727.

If you have any questions or concerns and are not sure who to speak with email info@youngcare.com.au and you will be put in touch with the right person.

Useful Links and Resources:

1800 020 080 – National Coronavirus Health Information Line. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

1800 022 222 – Health Direct for advice on other medical issues while practicing social distancing, they will help you decide if you need to see your GP.

13 HEALTH – for overarching health concerns while in isolation

1800 173 349 – Community Recovery Hotline if you are in self-isolation and require support.

https://pwd.org.au/covid-19-hub/

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