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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier opens hi-tech Youngcare Share House at Wooloowin

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Premier opens hi-tech Youngcare Share House at Wooloowin

    Four young Queenslanders with high care needs can now experience the same lifestyle as others their age, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today when officially opening the Youngcare Share House at Wooloowin.

    The purpose-built house uses innovative technology so that automated doors and blinds as well as lights and audio and visual equipment can be operated at the touch of a fingertip.

    “I congratulate Youngcare and the Wesley Mission Brisbane on developing this share house, which gives four deserving young Queenslanders choice, independence and dignity.

    “It also provides employment for 12 carers,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “We expect the demand for a range of accommodation solutions will increase as Queenslanders with disability move to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and have more choice about where they live.

    “We are working with the Federal Government for an early launch of the NDIS in Queensland, which will deliver real benefits for people with disability.

    “This Youngcare share house is a good example of the great outcomes that can be achieved.”

    The hub of the house includes a spacious communal living area and kitchen while each resident has the privacy of their own balcony, bathroom, bedroom and kitchenette.

    The Queensland Government Department of Housing and Public Works granted the land on which the house was built and lent their expertise in design and planning considerations.

    “The design of the share-house integrates well with the surrounding streetscape in Wooloowin,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “The house will not only bring a positive focus to the lives of the house mates and their families, but it will also bring a similar focus to the street and the suburb.”

    The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services provides annual funding of $676,500 to support the accommodation of the four people with disability who reside in the share house.

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