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Thank you for your support! 

It has been Youngcare’s BIGGEST year yet! Your support during 2019/20 has been vital to assisting young people to exit or avoid inappropriate housing.

Thank you for your support! 

It has been Youngcare’s BIGGEST year yet! Your support during 2019/20 has been vital to assisting young people to exit or avoid inappropriate housing.



HopgoodGanim Lawyers has been instrumental in the fight to help young people with high care needs live with independence, choice and dignity. See below how your donations, time and money have changed lives!

$123,456 donated & fundraised!

In 2019/20, you’ve donated and fundraised a total of $123,456. This is the equivalent of 18 young people exiting or avoiding inappropriate housing!

50 volunteers donated 200 hours of their time!

46 volunteers donated 196 hours of their time to raise awareness and funds for Youngcare. This is equivalent to $4,410 of savings in staff wages!

$12,345 donated through workplace giving!

In 2019/20, your employees donated a total of $12,345 through workplace giving. This is the equivalent of 1,234 hours of respite care!

Youngcare has always strived to provide age-appropriate, modern homes for young people with disabilities. In the last financial year, our building projects have come leaps and bounds, with up to 30 residences in the pipeline. See what you can be proud of achieving below.

BEING BUILT

North Lakes

Youngcare North Lakes is an integrated, mixed-use development, featuring 7 x 2 bedroom accessible apartments with 24/7 care, a café, rehabilitation therapy tenancies and retail outlets.

Townsville

Youngcare Townsville is an integrated housing community that will include 1 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom fully accessible townhouse for young people with high care needs.

Wooloowin Stage 2

Neighbouring the existing Youngcare High Care Housing solution at Wooloowin, this development will provide up to 6 independent living spaces for young people with high care needs.

COMING SOON

Our Annual Appeals are integral to raising funds that will further support our mission. Throughout 2019/20, we were able to raise a total of $732,500!

1. Brick By Brick Campaign - $283,000

2. Christmas Appeal - $48,500

3. Tax Appeal - $308,000

4. Youngcakes - $93,000

AT HOME CARE GRANTS

Critical in keeping young people at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to inappropriate housing.

HOME SUPPORT GRANTS

Providing support to stay at home, move back home
or make an individual’s current home more accessible.

YKIDS GRANTS PILOT PROGRAM

Aimed at improving quality of life for
children with physical high care needs.

YOUNGCARE CONNECT

Our free national information and support line, which assists families to navigate the often-complicated health, housing and disability systems has helped a record breaking number of families in the last financial year.

If you would be interested in supporting this program at the core of our mission, please get in touch.

HAMPERS

A number of corporate partners each year at Christmas create beautiful hampers for a young person with high care needs and their family who are struggling financially. The hampers are completely customised to meet the interests of the individual and their family.

The families are always blown away beyond words when receiving the hampers! For many families, it is the highlight of their Christmas to receive the hampers.

Having you by our side means that we can build our national image, to help even more young people and their families around the country. Your support in the last financial year has seen advocacy grow in many areas. Read below to learn more about what we are doing in the space.

ROYAL COMMISSION

Youngcare has been heavily involved with both the Royal Commission into the Quality and Safety of Aged Care and the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

We were honoured to represent the voices of thousands of young Australians with high care needs at the hearing into the issue of Younger People in Aged Care last year.

YPIRAC (YOUNG PERSONS IN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE)

Young People in Residential Aged Care Action Plan: We are proud to have been instrumental in the outcomes presented in the YPIRAC action plan. This outlines that by 2022 there will be no young person under 65 entering residential aged care, and by 2025 no young person under 65 living in residential aged care.