The Albany Creek apartments, a partnership of MS Queensland, Youngcare and the Queensland Government are now open.
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The site at Leitchs Road, Albany Creek has been provided by the government, which is also providing a $1 million contribution through the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Initiative (EPCII), which aims to find new housing solutions for people with disabilities currently living with elderly parent carers”.

The stunning new apartments will provide age-appropriate housing for eight young people living with MS or other progressive neurological diseases with high care needs. Their homes will have innovative technologies where lighting, automated doors, entertainment systems, beds and blinds are all controlled with the touch of a fingertip, helping our residents to control their apartment and surrounding areas. The apartments are a new two-bedroom design, providing each resident with the added flexibility of an additional guest room or study.

There is a housing crisis in Queensland and finding age appropriate high care housing for people living with MS and other progressive neurological diseases is extremely difficult. Many people have little choice but to move into aged-care accommodation as a last resort. Right now in Queensland there are more than 300 people living with MS or other progressive neurological diseases under the age of 65 who live permanently in residential aged-care – this is just not good enough and we’re determined to solve this. 

The official opening for the new Albany Creek apartments was held on Tuesday 27 June with our resident Ron and the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cutting the ribbon.

This inspiring development is another step towards creating a future where every young person with high care needs has the opportunity to choose where and how they live their lives.

For more information on our housing strategy, please contact Karen Quaile, Director of Services on 07 3840 0840 or karen.quaile@msqld.org.au.

 

 

OFFICIAL OPENING

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cutting the ribbon with Ron

Tour of the Albany Creek apartments

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 Demonstration of the apartment's technology for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

 

 

COMMUNITY OPEN DAY   

   
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