If you have a disability or condition that restricts your day-to-day living, it can affect your ability to remain living in your home. Sometimes, simple modifications can be the difference between staying at home and moving to specially designed premises.
Home Assist Secure
Home Assist Secure provides safety-related information, referrals and subsidised assistance to Queenslanders aged 60 years and over, or people of any age with a disability, who are unable to undertake or pay for critical maintenance services to their homes without assistance.
Your local Home Assist Secure service can provide information about:
- home maintenance
- minor modifications
- other assistance provided by the Department of Housing and Public Works.
If eligible you may receive a financial contribution towards labour costs for minor home maintenance or modifications relating to your health, safety or security which are required so you can remain in your home.
To be eligible for a financial contribution, you must also be:
- a Pensioner Concession Card holder
- unable to complete the work yourself because technical expertise is required or your health and safety would be at risk if you attempted the work yourself
- unable to make use of alternative forms of assistance, such as through the Commonwealth Home Support Program or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, family or friends.
Home Assist Secure does not undertake work that is considered to be the responsibility of the landlord (lessor) under Residential Tenancies legislation or other tenancy agreements.
NDIS home equipment and support
Assistive Technology (AT) provides the support a person with a disability might use to reach their potential at home and in the community and workplace. AT may be equipment or systems which help you with moving around your home or community, communicating with other people, processing information, and other daily tasks.
Supports may be included in your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, where it is reasonable and necessary, to meet your needs and help you pursue your goals.
Visit the NDIS website to find out more about home equipment and supports.