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15 July 2019
Community Survey & Yarns with Alan Oliver: Cairns
Youpla surveyed over 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members attending NAIDOC Week (7-14 July 2019) celebrations at Caboolture and the Gold Coast regarding their understanding of how to pay for a funeral and the options available.
Executive Director of Youpla, proud Worimi man Isaac Simon, said over 58 per cent were unaware of the costs associated with a funeral and only 25 per cent had planned for the cost of a funeral.
59 per cent also indicated they were unaware of products available to help pay the cost for a funeral, yet 89 per cent believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders would benefit from a funeral related expenses product to give peace of mind and remove the burden from family members.
Former NRL Star and Youpla Ambassador, Jamal Idris, has recently been travelling across Far North Queensland and to Palm Island to meet with Youpla customers, and encourage the important conversation around ‘Sad News’ and ‘Sorry Business’.
Cairns Traditional Owner, Alan Oliver, shared his experience with Jamal.
At Youpla, we believe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship ties, identity and language keep our families strong and healthy, both physically and spiritually.
Relatives from Cairns showcase their strong identity and love for each other through generations. Many last names – one family.