30 September 2015 –
Throughout Queensland there are many elderly parents living with and caring for children with disability. The Queensland Government has set aside funds to support projects that help these parents find accommodation for their adult children when they can no longer care for them.
The funding is available for projects that create long term sustainable living arrangements. There are one-off capital grants of up to $1 million and smaller grants of up to $50,000 available.
There are already successful projects underway in Townsville, Bundaberg, Logan and the South Burnett, and new ones set to start soon in the Tablelands, North Brisbane, and Toowoomba.
As well as supporting people with disabilities and their parents find long term accommodation these funds also help stimulate the local construction industry.
The move to independent living, being cared for by professional carers, also helps families prepare for the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which is due to start in Queensland from July next year.
For more information about this project visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/key-projects/elderly-parent-carer-innovation-trial
For more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme visit www.disability.qld.gov.au