The Be Inspired Foundation is a not-for-profit charity established in 2014.
The Board of Directors is a diverse group of young passionate professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to an evidence based cause which can help improve the quality of life for Western Australian youth living with long term impairments.
We provide scholarships for active rehabilitation treatment plans to disadvantaged Western Australian youth living with chronic disease, cancer, disabilities or major trauma.
Active rehabilitation services supported include exercise rehabilitation, diet advice and counselling.
The services help beneficiaries to reach maximum medical improvement and reduce permanent impairments with minimal to no ‘out-of-pocket expenses’.
Currently, the Medicare Benefits Scheme assists Australians living with chronic conditions to access health assistance. Through this system the beneficiary receives a Chronic Disease Management plan under the coordination of their General Practitioner. This only covers the expenses to access to five rebates across all allied health disciplines to a value of approximately $53 each, per calendar year.
Of particular concern are patients which come from financially stressed families who cannot cover ‘out of pocket’ expenses when support systems have been exhausted and require further support.
Chronic conditions often require ongoing treatment and some families do not have funds available to treat complex conditions or injuries which require a higher level of professional support.
Families living in the most disadvantaged areas also report much lower rates of private health insurance coverage than those living in the least disadvantaged areas (28% compared with 75%) (ABS, 2010).