0

Youngcare's input to the recent Senate Inquiry

Julia with Nick Bonifant at the Youngcare Share House Preview in Wooloowin

The tabling of the Senate Inquiry, The Adequacy of Existing Residential Care Arrangements Available for Young People with Severe Physical, Mental or Intellectual Disabilities in Australia reveals the true extent of the significant issues faced by young people with high care needs waking up each day in residential aged care.

We know from experience that the lack of services specific to young people with high care needs can be devastating for young people and their loved ones. With the tabling of this Senate Inquiry, now is the time for the state and federal governments to step up and fix this problem once and for all.

Youngcare’s submission proposed 12 recommendations to the Committee that are relevant to young people living in aged care and the ongoing implementation of the NDIS in Australia. 11 of Youngcare’s recommendations are aligned with the final recommendations put forward in the Senate Inquiry.

These recommendations are a big step towards granting young people with high care needs access to vital services as soon as possible.

In order to deliver the ‘joined up’ service response that these young people with complex health and disability support needs require, health, housing, aged care and disability services must work collaboratively.

Immediately implementing the recommendations put forward by the report will mean that young people will win their freedom, and ultimately will be granted the opportunity to live a life of choice, independence and dignity in age-appropriate accommodation.

CLICK HERE to read Youngcare’s Senate Inquiry submission.

CLICK HERE to read further details about the Senate Inquiry.

Julia-with-Nick-Bonifant-at-Share-House-Preview-Day

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 

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