For every loan Smartline organises, $10 is paid to a range of charities that we are proud to support on an ongoing basis. Over $1,500,000 has been donated by the Smartline Group to date.
Recently QLD’s Smartline turned out in force for Youngcare’s Budgie Bolt. Bec, Anglie, Cheryl, Kathryn, Terry, Mark and Kerry volunteered the day before to prepare for the event. The Smartline QLD team raised over $29,000 for younger people with disabilities accessing appropriate accommodation (over 7000 live in aged care homes) and our support was very appreciated!
Youngcare was founded in 2005 with a single objective in mind; allow young Australians to live young lives, regardless of their care needs. We believe that we can solve this issue in our lifetime.
Aged care is NO place for a young person. Unfortunately, there are currently over 7,000 young Australians waking up in aged care every morning . Youngcare works to get these young people out of aged care by providing choice in care and housing options. We bring choice, independence, dignity and hope to young people with high care needs, their families and carers. Through our key programs we are working towards a future where no young person has to call aged care home.
There are currently two Youngcare Housing projects completed in Sinnamon Park, Brisbane and Coomera on the Gold Coast. They provide relevant, dignified and age-appropriate care and housing for 23 young Aussies whose only other option would be aged care. There are projects planned in Wooloowin, Albany Creek and Auburn in New South Wales in 2014/15.
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants provide micro-grants to the 700,000 young people currently at high risk of entering aged care . By funding items as simple as equipment, home modifications or emergency respite, it can mean the difference between staying at home and moving to aged care.
Youngcare Connect is a dedicated information and support phone service, helping young people, their families and carers navigate the disability system. Youngcare Research is looking into what young people with disability need most to develop a viable and replicable model of care and housing.
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