First Sod Turned On Albany Creek Road Elderly Parent Carer Facility

First Sod Turned On Albany Creek Road Elderly Parent Carer Facility

Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander

Queensland Minister for Disability Services Tracy Davis

Innovative Disability Housing One Step Closer

Victor P Taffa

North Brisbane people with a disability who have ageing parents will have access to an innovative housing solution, which will give them more support to live the life they choose in their community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander and Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis turned the first sod on the Albany Creek Road project, which is part of the Newman LNP (Liberal National Party) Government’s Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial.

Mr. Mander said the project would see eleven new units built for people with a range of support needs.

“Our government was pleased to allocate this land for such a worthwhile cause, part of our strong plan to revitalise frontline services and lower the cost of living.” Mr. Mander said.

“This project will meet a previously need in the community that Labor failed to meet, providing age-appropriate accommodation for people with a disability who have complex support needs.”

“We know there is more to do and we will continue to look at innovative solutions like this.” Mr. Mander said.

Ms. Davis said through initiatives like the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial the Queensland Government getting the State ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

QLD Minister for Disability Services Tracy Davis

QLD Minister for Disability Services Tracy Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This project will address one of the biggest challenges faced by elderly parents of people with a disability, about what will happen to their children when they can no longer care for them.” Ms. Davis said.

“It’s comforting news for North Brisbane elderly parents, knowing there are accommodation options for their adult son or daughter, so they can live the life they choose in their community.”

Ms. Davis said the project was a partnership between Youngcare, Multiple Sclerosis Queensland and the Queensland Government and was set to be completed by mid-2016.

Youngcare CEO Samantha Kennerley said the project was a great collaboration.

“It is a real illustration of organisations and government coming together to achieve their respective missions.” Ms. Kennerley said.

“Seeing younger people live in aged care is a national tragedy and new age-appropriate units like this development, bring us a step closer to ensuring all young people get the opportunity to live young lives.”

Multiple Sclerosis Queensland CEO Lincoln Hopper said the organisation was excited to be working in collaboration to create high quality housing for people who need it most.