Living with MS takes so much away. Living in the wrong accommodation takes so much more.
There’s a chronic shortage of suitable accommodation for people with MS in Queensland. It’s making life so much harder for people like Michael. But we have a plan. And you’re a critical part of it.
MS Queensland is building the type of accommodation research tells us people like Michael need – specially designed and independent living apartments with 24-hour onsite care. Explore how you can be part of the plan below.
There are many ways to help with the plan, below are some more popular items.
You can help fund accessible kitchenware that people with high care needs might require to eat and drink. Give the gift of, 'I can feed myself again'. The gift of, 'I can succeed'. The gift of, 'I'm confident here'. Thank you.
You can help fund an adjustable bench and cooktop that moves to a desired height and reduces risks of burns and lifting injuries. You can give the gift of, 'I can make myself a meal again'. The gift of, 'I'll help my family prepare dinner tonight'. The gift of, 'I am capable'. Thank you.
You can help give residents the ability to instantly call for medical help. You can give the gift of, 'I feel safe and secure in my home'. The gift of, 'I can finally relax, knowing help is there if I need it. The gift of, 'I am not alone.' Thank you.
You can help install a hoist to support carers to safely assist residents move around key areas of the apartment. The gift of, 'I feel more dignified here'. The gift of, 'I feel safe and secure in my home'. The gift of, 'I know I won't be dropped'. Thank you.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system and may affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.
We exist to help people living with MS to get the best out of life; to advocate for change and to search for a cure.
In Queensland, nobody has a better knowledge of the disease nor assumes a greater role in education and raising awareness of MS than us.
We play a pivotal role in quality control and ensuring that people with MS are having their needs met, and in advocating on their behalf.
Our promise is to put our customers’ wellbeing at the centre of everything we do. We will achieve this by being accessible – there for you when and how you need us, flexible – understanding that situations change, authentic – approachable and real and connecting – giving you the support you need.
*Australian Government Productivity Commission, Report on Government Services 2020, Table 15A.51