Eddie Remembrance day
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 11, 2019

Man Converts Mobility Scooter Into Tank To Raise Funds For Remembrance Day

As the world struggled to come to grips with the devastation of World War 1, the poppy flowers that grew amongst the graves of fallen soldiers became a symbol of the sacrifices that were made and a reminder that new life goes on. Those poppy flowers were immortalised in a poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’ and sparked the idea of selling handmade poppy flowers as a way to raise funds for wounded ex-soldiers. Over 100 years later, the selling of...
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Jakob Neeland

Jakob Neeland

HelloCare - Creative Director

Somewhere throughout my formative years, my absolutely abysmal lack of mathematical talent began to compensate for itself in the form of a storytelling skill set. My passion for creative writing is showcased throughout a career that has seen me create copy for everything from the intricate minutia of long winded technical documents, through to the sing-song cadence and poetry of a well crafted song aimed at pre school children. My unorthodox career path has allowed me to connect with people from numerous walks of life, which has enhanced my ability to find the appropriate tones within my writing to resonate with a specified audience. I spent my formative years growing up alongside my grandmother and witnessed firsthand, the effects of an overwhelmed aged care system and the systematic lack of empathy afforded to elderly Australians. I hope to be a voice for those who go unheard, and shine some light on the most overqualified, yet undervalued people in our country. I do this for me, and I do this for her.

Mainstream Media coverage
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 8, 2019

Banking royal commission received three times more media coverage than aged care commission

In the week leading up to the announcement of the Royal Commission, I happened to be in the presence of some prominent figures from one of aged care's biggest providers, and they were already bracing themselves. Although these people seemed to have no prior knowledge of Scott Morrisson’s pending announcement, their feelings of trepidation actually stemmed from the forewarning of a 4 Corners investigation into aged care that was due to hit our screens the following Monday evening.  “I...
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old age pedestrian crossing
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 4, 2019

Pedestrian Crossings That Give The Elderly More Time To Cross The Road

The sheer volume and walking pace of pedestrians in Australia's major cities can make walking to work feel more like a race. Pedestrian crossings at busy intersections are populated by large clusters of eager commuters awaiting the flashing-green-man that allows them to restart the competition and rush to the other side of the road.  The duration of walk times appears to have decreased in recent years, and it is quite common for people to still be in the process of...
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Richard Colbeck
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 1, 2019

“If The Aged Care Minister Is ‘Shocked’ He Should Resign Immediately.”

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report was released yesterday afternoon, and if the conversations in the weeks leading up to the release of this report were anything to go by - very few people were shocked by what they read. The Interim Report, entitled Neglect, covers much of the work of Commissioners Richard Tracey AM, RFD, QC, and Lynelle Briggs AO through to September 2019, and was both candid and scathing in its assessment of...
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