Suncorp in the Community
Helping young people with high care needs
Currently, an estimated 6,500 young Australians are living in aged care nursing homes. With no adequate alternatives available, Youngcare was formed to raise awareness and funds to provide more appropriate accommodation options. Youngcare's purpose is to put hope, possibilities and dignified care into the lives of young people with 24/7 care needs.
One of the major causes of young people needing high level care is acquired brain injury, often the result of a motor vehicle accident. In January 2007, Suncorp formed a partnership between Youngcare and Suncorp's CTP (Compulsory Third Party) Insurance, and with the generosity and assistance of Suncorp customers, employees and the Queensland community, conducted fundraising initiatives to help Youngcare raise the funds required for their first purpose built apartments which opened at Sinnamon Park, Queensland in December 2007.
Watch the video to hear directly from residents of the Youngcare apartments.
Want to donate to Youngcare? You can support Youngcare's next apartment project on the Gold Coast due to start construction early next year. It's as simple as visiting any Suncorp branch or by rounding up your bill next time you complete BPAY payment through Suncorp's Internet Banking. The difference will be donated to Youngcare. Alternatively, consider contributing to Youngcare on a regular basis, by completing a Youngcare regular giving form. To find out more, visit Youngcare www.youngcare.com.au