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Upgrading facilities to meet increasing need

Oct 19

Upgrading facilities to meet increasing need

To meet expanding support needs, Youturn will be upgrading our laundry and shower amenities at Tewantin with the generous backing of Noosa Council and Queensland Government funding, under their Unite and Recover plans.

When many services were unable to provide support, and park / beach showers closed at the peak of COVID, Youturn stepped up to remain on the frontline and provided extra sanitised cleaning to ensure our amenities were safe for all users.  Looking to the future, Youturn are preparing for another wave of higher support needs on our frontline services.

Youturn’s General Manager – Community & Partnerships, Tanya Bell explains that Youturn is gaining valuable insight from service users and other stakeholders, to understand what may be needed in 2021 for vulnerable persons and ensuring that Youturn is in a position to respond.  “We’re all aware that the social needs of our community are forecast to rise in 2021 as the economy slowly recovers from COVID and Youturn want to be on the front foot… our service users are a direct source of information on actual needs and trends.  We’re hearing some stories of hopelessness as migration from fed-up southerners to Queensland are pushing our service users out of jobs, rentals (at premium prices) and into poverty”, Tanya Bell said.

Vulnerable persons are hardest hit in a crisis with fewer connections and resources to navigate a way out, and this is where Youturn aim to meet the need working with our stakeholders.  From workshops in tenancy skills to infrastructure upgrades, social connection activities and cooperative cross-industry responses – these are some of the 2021 plans in the pipeline for Youturn.

Our organisation is a company limited by guarantee. We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC), classified a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

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Youturn supports young and vulnerable people of all ages across Australia, committed to ensuring that they have access to secure and affordable housing, and enjoy optimal mental wellbeing.

Youturn would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing services that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive

Youturn is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. Youturn welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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