The Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program (YPRAC) is a joint iniative between the Northern Territory Government (through the department of Health and Community Services) and the Australian Government (through FACSIA). This program commenced in the Northern Territory in November 2006 and looks at assisting people with disabilities in the following criteria:
- under 65 and a full time resident in an aged care facility (or 55 if Indigenous) and desiring relocation to age appropriate services;
- under 65 and at risk of entry into a residential care facility; and
- under 65 and a resident of an aged care facility who is happy where they are but desire more services (Allied Health, Community Access, Behavioural Intervention etc).
Under this program there are curent active services in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tenant Creek as well as some remote communities.
The YPRAC program interacts with its sister programs in every Australian jurisdiction on a regular basis and consumers are facilitated in their choice of where home is between jurisdictions as well as assisting each other in over comming barriers to services.
This program is funded for 5 years, concluding in June 2011.
To access services on this program please complete a Local Area Coordination (LAC) referral and forward it to the YPRAC program on the following contact details:
PO Box 721, Alice Springs NT 0871
Fax: 08 8951 5070