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Yooralla

Contact

Name: Margaret Wood

Position: Bequest & Donor Development Manager

Email: bequest@yooralla.com.au

Address

L14 595 Collins St

Melbourne

Melbourne 3000

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Our Mission / Objective

Established in 1918, Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest and most proactive organisations working to support people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives. Yooralla values the right of every person, irrespective of age, gender, financial circumstance or level of disability, to access high-quality services that will allow them to achieve their goals.

Yooralla’s vision is ‘a world where people with disability are equal citizens’ and Yooralla’s mission is to provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering individuals to live the life they choose.’

As a specialist service provider, Yooralla’s every effort is dedicated to ensuring the human rights of all people with disability are upheld in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Our Services

Yooralla’s services cover every aspect of living, both practical and aspirational.

Accomodation
Yooralla provides many accommodation options for people with disability from group style houses to individual accommodation in self-contained flats. Within Yooralla houses, we can support you with daily personal activities and participation in community life.

Arts & Recreation 
Yooralla specialises in providing recreation services to people of all ages and disabilities. Activities can be fun, adventurous or relaxing; they can be group activities or they can support individual goals and pursuits; they may be day activities, a weekend camp, a week away or even longer.

Children’s Services
Yooralla believes that doing things as early as possible is the best way to increase participation and inclusion in everyday activities for children with disability. Yooralla can provide specialised services for your child in your home, community and school, from birth through to secondary school graduation.

Communication & Assistive Technology
Yooralla’s communication & assistive technology team provides services that can enhance your lifestyle, independence and communication ability by providing information about, and access to, assistive technologies and equipment. This service supports people with disability and the aged, their families
and carers.

Community Hubs
Yooralla’s community hubs provide day services to adults and young people with disability to support a range of lifestyle skills and to promote choice and independence. Support is offered on a long-term basis and is planned to complement your existing informal supports – such as family and friends – and to maximise your community participation opportunities.

Employment
Yooralla is committed to creating employment opportunities for people with disability. Yooralla supports employment opportunities within its own social enterprises, providing opportunities for you to engage in meaningful work, earn a wage, and enjoy a rewarding career.

Personalised Services
Yooralla’s personalised services is a state wide service providing tailored support to you with your individualised funding package to enable you to explore goals, expand opportunities and enjoy community life. Yooralla can work with you to empower you to meet your goals and needs.

Respite
Yooralla’s respite options provide carers of children and adults with disability with the opportunity to take a break from their support role. Yooralla offers several respite options, from support in the home, to respite within a purpose built house, ranging from a few hours a day, overnight, or several weeks.

Self Advocacy
Yooralla is passionate about self-advocacy and supports people with disability to increase individual empowerment through a range of programs, supports and networks. Yooralla can also support you with non-legal, issue-based advocacy support including serious and urgent concerns.

Support Coordination & Case Management
Yooralla’s support coordination and case management service is designed to identify and purchase support and services for you to maximise opportunities and independence. Our role is to help you achieve your goals by sourcing the services and supports that meet your needs.

Therapy
Yooralla’s therapy services support adults and children with disability to enhance their quality of life by increasing communication, achieving life goals, engaging in everyday activities and enhancing mobility and enabling access to their local community.

Yooralla College
Yooralla College provides a range of accredited and non-accredited education options designed to support people with disability to meet their individual needs in a supported environment. Courses are structured to provide you with skills for work or other vocational activities.

Contact us
For more information on Yooralla’s services please contact us.
Phone: 03 9666 4500
TTY: 03 9916 5899
www.yooralla.com.au

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Dr Sherene Devanesen, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Read about our Executive Management Team on the Yooralla website.

Names of Board Members

Read about our Board of Directors on the Yooralla website.

Registration Information

ABN

14 005 304 432

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A bequest is a gift made in a Will – a legal document specifying how a person wishes his or her property to be distributed after they die. A gift can include money, shares, real estate or a range of other valuable items.

Including Yooralla in your Will is an ideal way to create future and lasting change for people with disability. It’s important to consider the needs of your family and dependants when writing your Will and to inform them if you decide to leave a bequest to Yooralla.

Yooralla recommends talking to your personal solicitor for advice about setting up a legal Will or leaving a bequest within your Will, to ensure it is valid and will achieve everything you wish.

What Yooralla can achieve with your bequest.

A bequest to Yooralla in your will ensures that we can continue to deliver essential services and programs to people with disability and their family.

Your bequest will help Yooralla support people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives long after your lifetime. Bequests help us to support people with disability to do everyday things like communicate, increase mobility, enjoy education, employment and living independently.

The best way to help is to make a bequest ‘for general purposes’. Your gift can then be used where it’s needed most.

If you would prefer your gift be used for a specific purpose, please contact us so we can ensure your wishes are met.
A bequest to Yooralla leaves a lasting legacy, helping to support and improve the lives of thousands of people with disability for decades to come.

If you are considering leaving a bequest to Yooralla in your will or if you would like to talk about what is involved, please contact our Bequest & Donor Development Manager. 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

At Yooralla, we have a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to use their skills to help us support people with disability. It’s a worthwhile commitment and a wonderful way to participate in various activities that increase the independence of people with disability to live the life they choose.

Volunteers help our staff by providing support and physical assistance to children and adults with disability.

You can choose to volunteer across a range of our services and as much as possible we try to match your interests and accessibility with the needs of our clients.

Our services are located throughout the metropolitan area of Melbourne, with regional sites in Gippsland, Hume, Loddon Mallee and Benalla areas.

Support and training is provided and all volunteers are required to undertake a Police Check and, if working with children, a Working With Children Check. These formalities will be discussed in full during your interview.

View current volunteer vacancies on our website.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Established in 1918, Yooralla is one of Australia’s largest and most proactive organisations working to support people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives. Yooralla values the right of every person, irrespective of age, gender, financial circumstance or level of disability, to access high-quality services that will allow them to achieve their goals.

Yooralla’s vision is ‘a world where people with disability are equal citizens’ and Yooralla’s mission is to provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering individuals to live the life they choose.’

As a specialist service provider, Yooralla’s every effort is dedicated to ensuring the human rights of all people with disability are upheld in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Our Services

Yooralla’s services cover every aspect of living, both practical and aspirational.

Accomodation
Yooralla provides many accommodation options for people with disability from group style houses to individual accommodation in self-contained flats. Within Yooralla houses, we can support you with daily personal activities and participation in community life.

Arts & Recreation 
Yooralla specialises in providing recreation services to people of all ages and disabilities. Activities can be fun, adventurous or relaxing; they can be group activities or they can support individual goals and pursuits; they may be day activities, a weekend camp, a week away or even longer.

Children’s Services
Yooralla believes that doing things as early as possible is the best way to increase participation and inclusion in everyday activities for children with disability. Yooralla can provide specialised services for your child in your home, community and school, from birth through to secondary school graduation.

Communication & Assistive Technology
Yooralla’s communication & assistive technology team provides services that can enhance your lifestyle, independence and communication ability by providing information about, and access to, assistive technologies and equipment. This service supports people with disability and the aged, their families
and carers.

Community Hubs
Yooralla’s community hubs provide day services to adults and young people with disability to support a range of lifestyle skills and to promote choice and independence. Support is offered on a long-term basis and is planned to complement your existing informal supports – such as family and friends – and to maximise your community participation opportunities.

Employment
Yooralla is committed to creating employment opportunities for people with disability. Yooralla supports employment opportunities within its own social enterprises, providing opportunities for you to engage in meaningful work, earn a wage, and enjoy a rewarding career.

Personalised Services
Yooralla’s personalised services is a state wide service providing tailored support to you with your individualised funding package to enable you to explore goals, expand opportunities and enjoy community life. Yooralla can work with you to empower you to meet your goals and needs.

Respite
Yooralla’s respite options provide carers of children and adults with disability with the opportunity to take a break from their support role. Yooralla offers several respite options, from support in the home, to respite within a purpose built house, ranging from a few hours a day, overnight, or several weeks.

Self Advocacy
Yooralla is passionate about self-advocacy and supports people with disability to increase individual empowerment through a range of programs, supports and networks. Yooralla can also support you with non-legal, issue-based advocacy support including serious and urgent concerns.

Support Coordination & Case Management
Yooralla’s support coordination and case management service is designed to identify and purchase support and services for you to maximise opportunities and independence. Our role is to help you achieve your goals by sourcing the services and supports that meet your needs.

Therapy
Yooralla’s therapy services support adults and children with disability to enhance their quality of life by increasing communication, achieving life goals, engaging in everyday activities and enhancing mobility and enabling access to their local community.

Yooralla College
Yooralla College provides a range of accredited and non-accredited education options designed to support people with disability to meet their individual needs in a supported environment. Courses are structured to provide you with skills for work or other vocational activities.

Contact us
For more information on Yooralla’s services please contact us.
Phone: 03 9666 4500
TTY: 03 9916 5899
www.yooralla.com.au

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Dr Sherene Devanesen, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Read about our Executive Management Team on the Yooralla website.

Names of Board Members

Read about our Board of Directors on the Yooralla website.

Registration Information

ABN

14 005 304 432

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A bequest is a gift made in a Will – a legal document specifying how a person wishes his or her property to be distributed after they die. A gift can include money, shares, real estate or a range of other valuable items.

Including Yooralla in your Will is an ideal way to create future and lasting change for people with disability. It’s important to consider the needs of your family and dependants when writing your Will and to inform them if you decide to leave a bequest to Yooralla.

Yooralla recommends talking to your personal solicitor for advice about setting up a legal Will or leaving a bequest within your Will, to ensure it is valid and will achieve everything you wish.

What Yooralla can achieve with your bequest.

A bequest to Yooralla in your will ensures that we can continue to deliver essential services and programs to people with disability and their family.

Your bequest will help Yooralla support people with disability to live independent and fulfilling lives long after your lifetime. Bequests help us to support people with disability to do everyday things like communicate, increase mobility, enjoy education, employment and living independently.

The best way to help is to make a bequest ‘for general purposes’. Your gift can then be used where it’s needed most.

If you would prefer your gift be used for a specific purpose, please contact us so we can ensure your wishes are met.
A bequest to Yooralla leaves a lasting legacy, helping to support and improve the lives of thousands of people with disability for decades to come.

If you are considering leaving a bequest to Yooralla in your will or if you would like to talk about what is involved, please contact our Bequest & Donor Development Manager. 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

At Yooralla, we have a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to use their skills to help us support people with disability. It’s a worthwhile commitment and a wonderful way to participate in various activities that increase the independence of people with disability to live the life they choose.

Volunteers help our staff by providing support and physical assistance to children and adults with disability.

You can choose to volunteer across a range of our services and as much as possible we try to match your interests and accessibility with the needs of our clients.

Our services are located throughout the metropolitan area of Melbourne, with regional sites in Gippsland, Hume, Loddon Mallee and Benalla areas.

Support and training is provided and all volunteers are required to undertake a Police Check and, if working with children, a Working With Children Check. These formalities will be discussed in full during your interview.

View current volunteer vacancies on our website.

Our Annual Reports

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