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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 new housing for people who have high physical support needs.

This new housing will enable 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 choice about where they live when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commences in Queensland.

Six organisations will receive $6.65 million in capital grants to build this new housing.  The total capital value of the projects is $9.4 million. This represents a significant partnership with the non-government sector. 

The successful projects are listed below:

Name of Organisation

Project

Location

Regional Housing Ltd

2 x 2 bedroom duplex housing, with ensuite bathrooms, with private patio areas.

Bundaberg

Central Qld

House with No Steps

7 x one bedroom units with private patios, with a separate unit for overnight carer accommodation. The accommodation also offers shared, covered outdoor terrace areas and a communal living/dining and kitchen area.

Logan, South East Qld

Multicap

4 x one bedroom units, with accommodation for sleepover support staff on site

Rockhampton,

Central Qld

Cootharinga

2 x two bedroom duplex units with ensuite bathrooms with a separate unit for sleepover support staff


2 x two bedroom duplex units with ensuite bathrooms with 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.  Second bedroom can be used for support staff or visitors.  Each unit has a private outdoor area. All units share a large common indoor area with kitchen, and a large covered outdoor area.

Maryborough, Central Qld

Churches of Christ Care

Purpose-designed, 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 a covered 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 will be given to people with disability who are in long-stay public health facilities, or who are currently in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care.

Long-stay public health facilities include residential aged care centres operated by Hospital and Health Services.

When will the housing be available?

It is expected that construction on most of the projects will be completed between mid to late 2016.

How will people be able to express interest in moving to these new places?

Closer to the completion date, Departmental staff will consider people who are on the Department’s Register of Need who are in long-stay health facilities and residential aged care who require this type of accommodation.  More information will be included in regular updates on the Department’s website.

Who will provide the disability supports in this accommodation?

More details will be available closer to the time when construction will be completed.

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