At Y-House we acknowledge that the issue of young people living in aged care is a complex and diverse problem, requiring action in multiple areas to create change. For this reason, our programs at Y-House all fall along a spectrum ranging from prevention to response.
The Y-Assist program is aimed at providing support to health care systems to ensure young people with disabilities and their allied health teams are assisted to develop discharge plans that are specific to their needs and don't result in inappropriate discharge destinations.
The Y-Work program was created to foster employment opportunities for young people living in aged care. The pilot program links young people with employment that is suitable to their skills and abilities and is all about improving quality of life whilst living in aged care.
Y-Connect is a private Facebook Group that provides a supportive space for those under 65 living in aged care across Australia. This online platform gives young people an opportunity to connect & interact with others living in similar situations by sharing their experiences.
The Y-House model of care involves providing transitional housing for young people either leaving aged care or at risk of entering aged care. This model of care will provide much needed time and space for young people to make future plans about their housing and care needs.