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Fighting for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs and their loved ones.
Too many young Australians with high care needs are being left behind, living inappropriate accommodation that is not suitable for their age. Youngecare is tackling this national issue. Think. Donate. Change a life. Consider what it might be like for the 12,000 young Australians living in a hospital or aged care. That is no way for any young person to live. All it takes is a simple act of kindness to change a life. Donate today.

About Youngcare

Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation spearheading powerful and positive change to create a future where every young person has the freedom, dignity and choice to live the lives we all deserve..

Too many young Australians with high care needs are being left behind living in inappropriate and unacceptable housing. These young people deserve the freedom to choose where they live, who they live with and how they live their lives— and it’s up to all of us to make sure that happens.

For 13 years, we have been fighting to make a difference in the lives of young people with high care needs and the loved ones who care for them. Our fight continues.

Belinda & Pat's Story with Youngcare
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“Belinda would always say to me and her mum, “I just hope I can live in my own home”. The best way for Belinda to actually enjoy her life is to be able to live in her own home.” Pat – Belinda’s father
Pat has been his daughter Belinda’s sole carer for the past six years since the passing of his wife. With the long term plan to put the family home into a trust for Belinda to live in, Pat has been making modifications that will allow Belinda to have a choice over where she lives, who she lives with and who cares for her. Unfortunately Pat’s funds diminished before he was able to modify their bathroom which meant many sleepless nights helping Belinda in and out of the bathroom as it was too dangerous for her to go on her own. Last year, thanks to generous supporters, Pat and Belinda received an At Home Care Grant that gave them the funds to modify the bathroom for Belinda’s needs. Now Pat, at 71 years old, can feel secure knowing his daughter will always have somewhere safe and dignified to live.

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