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Telstra Business Awards

Telstra Business Awards 2017

Charity Award Winner – Telstra Business Awards 2017

Youngcare is so proud to have been announced the 2017 Charity Award Winner for the Queensland Telstra Business Awards!

We would not have been able to achieve this respected accolade without your passion and unwavering support to create a future where all young people with high care needs have the choice and freedom they deserve.

As we continue our work to solve the disability housing crisis, with you by our side, these awards will allow us to amplify our voice across Australia and help more young people with high care needs.

The national winner for the charity category will be announced on Friday, 25 August – keep your eyes peeled for the results and wish us luck!

Why were we nominated?

We have been recognised for our significant community contribution. For more than 12 years, Youngcare has been fighting to make a difference to the lives of young Australians with high care needs — many of whom are still living in unacceptable and inappropriate housing.

Youngcare CEO Anthony Ryan attributes the Telstra Business Award recognition to the charity’s commercial and transparent approach. “One key difference to our success is that we have the solution. We have always fought for the rights of the individual and with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can now act as the catalyst for solving the residential crisis for young people with high care needs once and for all,” he said.

“We are leading much-needed change in the disability housing sector, rallying change makers across the country — industry, government and community — to shape a national solution.”
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With no recurrent government funding and a small Queensland-based team, the not-for-profit has raised $13 million in funds to build appropriate accommodation, distributed $4.2 million in grants for young people to remain at home and received more than 10,500 calls to their national hotline since 2002.

“Our success so far is a testament to the hard work, commitment and passion of the Youngcare team, and the generous support of our donors and corporate partners, but there is much more to be done. While the NDIS provides individuals with funding, Australia has a severe shortage of appropriate housing for young people with high care needs,” he said.

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