Another step towards a home.
MS Queensland has been painstakingly working towards finding appropriate land to build its latest housing solution in Toowoomba. We’ve reached the next step in addressing Toowoomba’s disability housing crisis with the lodgement of a development application for 12 high needs units in Hume Street, South Toowoomba.
With the land now secured, MS Queensland is focused on preparing for the build once the development is approved. MS Queensland CEO, Gerard Menses said the Toowoomba project is another step towards solving the crisis facing 1,340 Queenslanders who are under the age of 65 and living in residential aged-care.
“Finding age appropriate high care homes for people living with progressive neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis is extremely difficult. Many young people have little choice but to move into aged-care accommodation because their homes can’t adapt to their changing needs. MS Queensland is committed to raising awareness and funds to bridge a critical gap in the availability of housing with quality support services,” MS Queensland CEO, Gerard Menses said.
The accommodation will be home to 12 residents with high care needs, allowing them to enjoy independent living, while receiving specialised and bespoke24-hour support. Each unit will cater for the resident’s changing needs while being homely and inviting. The units include a second guest bedroom and bathroom as well as a balcony to provide a private open space.
Mr Menses said the Toowoomba project, will help protect the dignity of those with high care support needs.
“Through using the lived experience of people living with these conditions and disabilities, we are creating amazing homes that are genuinely inviting, modern and bright, while being practical. They are a place to call home.”
“Through using the lived experience of people living with these conditions and disabilities, we are creating amazing homes that are genuinely inviting, modern and bright, while being practical. They are a place to call home,” he said.
The Toowoomba Project was made possible because of the generous support of local philanthropists. We appreciate the strong local support for this vital project.