0

MEDIA RELEASE: Premier officially opens Share House for young people with high care needs

Housemate-Trina-with-Premier-Palaszczuk-and-Nic-De-Luca

25 September 2015

Premier officially opens Share House for young people with high care needs

FOUR young Australians with high care needs are now living life with greater choice, independence and dignity, as Youngcare celebrated the official opening of its new high-tech Share House at Wooloowin, Brisbane on Wednesday.

This innovative house is a modern, purpose-built home with an emphasis on spacious design and natural light, backed by research and specifically developed to suit the care and lifestyle aspirations of young people with high care needs.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined housemates and invited guests to cut the ribbon and officially open the new home, which opened its doors in July.

Youngcare-housemate-Trina-cutting-the-ribbon-with-Annastacia-Palaszczuk

“I congratulate Youngcare and [care partner] Wesley Mission Brisbane on developing this share house, which gives four deserving young Queenslanders choice, independence and dignity,” said Ms Palaszczuk.

“Young people need to be around other young people.

“I’m incredibly passionate about ensuring that young people with a disability are not forced to live in aged care facilities.”

Youngcare Chairman Nic De Luca opened proceedings and said that the Share House development was a culmination of support from across government, corporates and the community.

“There are a lot of people involved in delivering a project like this,” said Mr De Luca.

“This is the first Share House model that [Youngcare] has ever done, and it has been a huge success. We don’t just provide a bed, we provide a home.”

The project was also supported by a $300,000 grant from Master Builders Foundation.

The Youngcare Share House at Wooloowin sets the standard for a new era of age-appropriate accommodation, with an evidence-based design featuring state-of-the-art technology including iPad-operated lighting and entertainment, automated doors and blinds, and mobile voice control systems.

Right now, over 7,000 young Australians are living in aged care, with another 700,000 more being cared for at home by loved ones.

This year marks Youngcare’s 10th anniversary helping young Australians with high care needs live young lives by providing age-appropriate accommodation, grants, research and a national phone support service.

MEDIA CONTACT: Courtney Phelps | p. 07 3041 3400 | e. [email protected]

 

Housemate-Trina-with-Premier-Palaszczuk-and-Nic-De-Luca

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
30 August 2016 National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan. Mr ...
8 March 2017 Sylvia Jeffreys joins the Youngcare crusade January not only marked the start to an exciting new year, but the announcement of ...
24 July 2017 A message from our partners at Vincents At VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
8 March 2017 Albany Creek update We are thrilled to announce that the Youngcare and MS Queensland Apartments at Albany Creek are on track to be a ...
1 February 2017 Familiar face adds voice to national issue This week, 700,000 young people with high care needs across the country have been given a ...
8 March 2017 CEO message Two months into my new role at Youngcare, it’s fantastic to be writing for my first Y News! There are exciting times ...
24 July 2017 Out and about International Women’s Day was a great success celebrating women and raising funds for Youngcare. Hosted by the ...
18 July 2017 The Today Show aired Todd and Kat's story 'I never thought I’d find somebody like her': How gaining independence led a young man ...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector forever. For the first time in Australian history, young people with ...
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 

Savills
Channel Nine
Style
Tradelink
CV Services
Cakes & Sh!t
EY
ALS Global
MGD Private
Hopgood Ganim
Sage
ALS
Eureka Landscaping
Nova
Bruce Lynton
FKG
Good2give
Clark Real Estate
Bunnamagoo
LAS logo
Braggs Signs
Birdsville Social Club
Coates
Ozdent
Story Bride Hotel
MS Queensland
Brighton Homes
Queensland Government
Women's Weekly
Knight Frank
Vuly
Vantage Performance
Forte Catering
Taylor Byrne
Broncos Charity Fund
ANZ
The Co Group
Tattersalls Club
MMO Interiors
IOR Petroleum
Aurora Adventures
J W Bell & Associates
Neals
Birdsville Roadhouse
Merlo
Vincents
Une Parkinson Foundation
Carbone
Collins Food
HSF
Just Cause Bunch
Pilot
Network First
Wolff Group
Select AV
Cutting Edge
QIC
One Harvest - love beats
Morgans
Thrifty
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
De Luca Corp
CUB
Keystone
Spot Productions
Audio Visual Elements
DAE
BDO
Queensland Rail
Batercard
Triffid
McCabe Curwood
Sleepy's
Rivergum Homes
Canvas Art Factory
Motorola Solutions
Shine Lawyers
Hand Heart Pocket
MTAQ
Doug Hall Foundation
Care Tech
Servcorp
Betta Home Living
Media Merchants
Tatts Group
Brisbane Airport
National Storage
Vertica Capital
Birdsville Hotel
Flight Centre Foundation
Just Photography
Skip to content