Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care to enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and their carers.
The AHCG program is critical in keeping young Aussies at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to aged care.
At Home Care Grants provide one-off funding between $2,000 and $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home, and are at risk of entering aged care.
Examples of grants which have been approved include applications for respite care, a water-powered hydraulic lift, in-home support, a wheelchair ramp, air conditioning, power wheelchair and pressure cushion, electrical adjustable bed and ceiling hoist.
Each round of Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants is drastically oversubscribed, there is simply not enough funding to help everyone in need. In 2015 there was an over subscription of over $740,000, demonstrating the urgent need for this essential funding.