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“It’s made me a fraction of the person I used to be.”

Multiple sclerosis has impacted Michael’s life more then he’d like to admit.

As his daughter navigated high school, he felt he had no other option but to move himself into aged care.  He was just 44 years old.

Your donation will help people like Michael move out of aged care and into homes they need and deserve.

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Michael’s Story

 

“I know that life without my family was literally not worth living.”

 

Michael, 44, lives with multiple sclerosis. Because of his condition, Michael made the decision to live in an aged care facility in the hope that his wife and daughter could get on with their lives. But being separated from his family, coupled with a surrounding of people who were preparing for the end of their lives, proved too much. Michael was back home in only 3 weeks with his wife, Isabelle, as his carer.

There are 1,340 others like Michael forced to live in aged care in Queensland. Our solution is to build high needs housing that accommodates the need for independence from its residents and the only way we can do it is with your help.

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MS Queensland Housing Solution

The MS Queensland Housing Solution aims to bridge the gap in high needs housing in Queensland.

 The first stage of the MS Queensland Housing Solution was apartment projects in Albany Creek, Annerley and Lutwyche. This was followed by the Springfield apartments in 2018.

With 24/7 quality care, fully accessible facilities and adaptive technology, these apartments lend themselves perfectly to the changing needs of residents.

We need your help

“This initiative has changed Michael’s life and our life as a family.”

Michael’s wife, Isabelle

 

There are 1,340 Queenslanders, just like Michael, that need your urgent help today. We must act now to bridge the gap between dignity, safety and independence and today’s heart-breaking reality. Help restore dignity for young people living in aged care by donating now.

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MS Queensland is raising awareness and funds to build 120 new high needs, independent living apartments across Queensland to bridge a critical gap in the availability of high needs housing with quality support services. For more information, please contact:

Daniel Lalor, Executive General Manager, Fundraising,

07 3840 0821

daniel.lalor@msqld.org.au