I am pleased to advise the Victorian At Home Care Grants scheme is open again to provide much-needed financial assistance to keep young people with a disability in their own homes.
This year, Youngcare is offering $200,000 in grants for up to 30 young Victorians to help them avoid premature admission into aged care facilities.
The scheme is designed to assist young people (aged 18-65) who are living at home and are at risk of entering aged care. The one-off grants provide for essential items such as hoists, wheelchairs, emergency respite care or home renovations to make houses disability-friendly.
Youngcare is committed to ensuring young people, under the age of 65, with high care needs have access to relevant and dignified care.
These grants will provide much-needed support to young people with a disability, allowing them to stay in their own homes longer.
I commend Youngcare on offering these grants and encourage eligible young people to apply.
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must have a diagnosed disability, not be currently living in an aged care facility and be aged 18-65.
Application forms can be found at www.youngcare.com.au/vicgrants. For more information phone Deirdre Davison on (02) 9238 7630. Applications must be received by April 4.
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