0

MEDIA RELEASE – Youngcare calls for more clarity for all young Queenslanders around NDIS rollout

youngcare logo

18 December 2015

MEDIA RELEASE – Youngcare calls for more clarity for all young Queenslanders around NDIS rollout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Youngcare welcomes the Palaszczuk Government’s announcement yesterday that 20 young people with disabilities are to move out of public hospitals and health facilities, with some to be home in time for Christmas.

However, Youngcare remains concerned at the continuing lack of clarity for Queenslanders as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins to roll out across the state.

“Yesterday’s funding boost is an enormous step for these young people, and we welcome the initiative – at this or any time of the year,” said Samantha Kennerley, Youngcare Chief Executive Officer.

“However, 1,340* young people in Queensland are still waking up each day in residential aged care. Most will not be home in time for Christmas. Too many young people with disabilities are waiting to receive services that meet their care and support needs.

With the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and Queensland State Governments still yet to be signed, we need a clear timetable for how all eligible Queenslanders will enter the NDIS. Youngcare calls on the Palaszczuk Government to finalise the Bilateral Agreement to secure the future for young Queenslanders with high care needs.”

For media enquiries or interviews please contact:
Samantha Kennerley, Youngcare CEO | p: 07 3041 3400

* (Australian Government Productivity Commission, Report on Government Services 2015)

____

Youngcare is a proactive and vocal advocate for young Australians with high care needs. On 9 December 2015, Youngcare facilitated a first-of-its-kind specialised housing think tank, ‘Getting Home: Accommodation Solutions’ – bringing industry, government, the not-for-profit sector and young people living with disabilities together to focus on new ideas for getting young people out of aged care, into sustainably funded, age-appropriate accommodation.

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 ...
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 Sylvia Jeffreys joins the Youngcare crusade January not only marked the start to an exciting new year, but the announcement of ...
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 ...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector forever. For the first time in Australian history, young people with ...
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 ...
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 

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