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

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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)

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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.

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