The Home Assist Secure program aims to remove some of the practical housing-related difficulties experienced by older people and people with a disability who wish to remain living in their home.
The service provides free information and referrals about home maintenance, falls prevention, repairs and modifications and home security. Subsidised assistance for minor home maintenance, repairs and modifications which relate to health, safety and security, is also available for eligible clients.
Recurrent funds are provided to community-based organisations to employ staff and to pay trades people to provide Home Assist Secure services. This is a State Government funded program.
Home Assist Secure can help people feel safer living at home, have easier access to and within their home, and incorporate home security routines into their daily activities.
You can obtain subsidised assistance with minor home maintenance, repairs, modifications and security that relate to your health, safety and security.
To be eligible for free information and referrals, people must be 60 years and over, or of any age with a disability, and live in their own home or in rental housing.
To be eligible for subsidised assistance, people must also receive an Australian Government payment or allowance and be unable to make use of alternative forms of assistance, such as Home and Community Care, Veterans' Affairs, family or friends.
Home Assist Secure does not undertake work that is considered to be the responsibility of the landlord (lessor) under residential tenancies legislation or other tenancy agreements.
- Postal address
- Community Housing Provider Management and Development
Service Delivery and Community Housing Development
Department of Housing and Public Works
GPO Box 690
Brisbane QLD 4001
- 1300 880 882
- (07) 3227 6110