Five self-contained units for people with high physical support needs have been officially opened as part of a new housing project in Logan Village.
The units will allow five local people with disability to move out of health settings and back into the community, thanks to leading disability services provider House with No Steps.
The property will be registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as a High Physical Support Specialist Disability Accommodation property, and comes equip with a communal kitchen, dining and entertainment area.
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Speaking at the official opening on Tuesday, the Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke said she was delighted with the project, and hopes to increase the stock of affordable and accessible housing for people with a disability.
“We know that the availability of appropriate accommodation is particularly important as the National Disability Insurance Scheme delivers more services and support to Queenslanders with disability,” said Mrs O’Rourke.
Member for Logan Linus Power said the project was a great example of what can be achieved through partnerships between the government and not-for-profit service providers.
“We’re very fortunate to be able to partner with leading disability services provider House with No Steps on the development, design and construction of this project,” said Mr Power.
House with No Steps Regional General Manager John Jensen is thrilled that the new Logan Village complex will provide much-needed specialist disability housing options for the local area.
“The complex will make a real difference to the lives of these local people with a disability, their families and carers,” said Mr Jensen.
For more information about disabilities and available supports and services, visit http://www.qld.gov.au/disability/