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Providing housing for people who have high physical support needs

The Queensland Government has allocated over $6 million to help build fully accessible housing for people with disability who have high physical support needs.

This new housing enables people with disability who are currently in, or at risk of entry to, residential aged care or in long-stay public health facilities to have access to sustainable and affordable accommodation in the community.  People supported in this accommodation are provided with greater choice and control in their day to day lives, in line with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Funding of $6.65 million in capital grants was allocated for eight projects across the state.  The total capital value of the projects is in excess of $10 million. This represents a significant partnership with the non-government sector. 

The successful projects are listed below:

Name of OrganisationProjectLocation
Regional Housing Ltd Two separate sites providing 2 x 2 bedroom duplex housing, with shared kitchen and living areas and each bedroom having an ensuite bathroom and private patio areas. Bundaberg
Central Qld
House with No Steps 5 x one bedroom self-contained units with private patios, with a separate unit for overnight carer accommodation. The accommodation also offers shared communal living/dining and kitchen area and an outdoor shared living area. Logan Village,
South East Qld
Multicap 4 x one bedroom fully self-contained units including kitchen, ensuite bathroom and private outdoor area. There is accommodation for sleepover support staff on site. Rockhampton,
Central Qld
Cootharinga 2 x two bedroom duplex units with each bedroom having an ensuite bathroom and private patio area; and a separate unit for sleepover support staff
2 x two bedroom duplex units with each bedroom having an ensuite bathroom and private patio area; and a separate unit for sleepover support staff
Townsville,
North Qld
Cairns,
Far North Qld
Community Housing Ltd 3 x two bedroom units, each with living area and kitchenette. There is a large communal indoor area with full kitchen, separate outdoor areas for each unit as well as a communal oudoor area. Maryborough,
Central Qld

Churches of Christ Care

Fully accessible house to accommodate three people with disability and a separate area for support staff. Each bedroom has ensuite bathroom and a private terrace. The house offers several living areas so people can have private space, in addition to a covered patio and BBQ area for entertaining family and friends.

Crows Nest,
South West Qld

 

 

Who will live in this new housing?

This new accommodation is intended for people who have high physical support needs, who may also have medical issues, who cannot access other housing.

Priority for this housing has been given to people with disability who are in residential aged care, at risk of entry to residential aged care or who are long-stay in public health facilities.

When will the housing be available?

People with disability have already moved into five of these accommodation projects.  The three remaining projects will be ready for occupancy by September 2017.

Who will provide the disability supports in this accommodation?

People with disability and their family members/decision makers have been involved in selecting the service providers for their accommodation support.

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