Lively is a not-for-profit with an innovative care model that aims to reduce social isolation amongst older people and unemployment amongst the young.
4 in 10 older people feel isolated and disconnected. 13% of Australia’s young people can’t find a job. And 66% of Australians have negative attitudes towards older community members. Lively’s model of care tackles these issues by employing young people to help older people stay connected and live well, while forming meaningful relationships that break down ageist attitudes and stereotypes.
“Chris and the team have been such a fantastic support for us at Lively. The combination of funding, mentoring and connections to other like-minded people and organisations has played a huge role in our early growth, learning and development as an organisation. It’s been such an open and supportive relationship and we look forward to continuing the journey together!”
– Anna, Lively
Why we like working with Lively
One the Terms of Reference for the Aged Care Royal Commission’s is how to deliver aged care services in a sustainable way with innovative care models. With an ageing nation, and diminishing opportunities for entry level work for our young, Lively is changing the way these two groups of people in our community are valued and supported.