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Media Release: Grants Need At Record High

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants are still in demand, regardless of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with the latest Queensland/Northern Territory round helping 72 families and their loved ones. The grants fund equipment, home modifications, in-home care and therapies to ensure young people with high care needs can remain living at home with their loved ones, avoiding inappropriate housing like aged care.

This round saw a record amount of funding given to applicants in Queensland and Northern Territory, with more than $500,000 gifted to provide further choice, independence and dignity in the lives of these young people and their families. Youngcare CEO, Anthony Ryan said this level of funding has never been achieved before and it is a reflection of the generosity of supporters and the existing need in the community.

“There is an obvious gap in funding and it is humbling to know we have enough support out there to make a real difference. Half a million dollars in grants is more than we have ever had access to – our supporters are making a life-changing impact on not only the individuals, but their families too”, Mr Ryan said.

Elizabeth lives at home with her husband, children and elderly mother. She is 40 years old and has Multiple Sclerosis. She requires modifications to her bathroom in order to remain living at home with her family. The At Home Care Grants gave Elizabeth the funding to re-stump underneath the bathroom, which the NDIS does not cover, in order for her to make the modifications required.

Youngcare Board Chairman, Paul McLean, said it is a humbling experience sitting on the Grants panel.

“Families are in dire situations, but more often than not, their requests are simple. Often it can be a piece of equipment, or some respite, that can truly change their lives. It is overwhelming to know how many people are left behind, but this year’s support has really made an impact. This year we have provided grants to 138 families, totalling $1,016,013, thanks to our public and corporate support”, Mr McLean said.

The Queensland/Northern Territory At Home Care Grants were funded by Suncorp, Cory Charitable Foundation, Stan & Maureen Duke Foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, Dalwood Wylie Charitable Trust, Hand Heart Pocket and Grant Thornton. To learn more about Youngcare’s Grants click here

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