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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier opens high-tech Youngcare apartments in Albany Creek

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Premier opens high-tech Youngcare apartments in Albany Creek

    Eight young Queenslanders, will now have access to age-appropriate care on Brisbane’s northside, with official opening of the new Livewell apartments at Albany Creek. 

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Youngcare and MS Queensland integrated apartment development had been purpose-built to accommodate young people with mid to high care needs. A further three units are reserved for social housing tenants.

    “These state-of-the-art, high-tech, two-bedroom apartments are more than new homes, they will give eight young Queenslanders with a disability a chance to their lives more independently,” the Premier said.

    “The eight apartments have been designed with in-built smart technology to deliver dignified, age- appropriate care.

    “Equipped with innovated assisted technology, residents will be able to control automated doors, blinds as well as lights and entertainment equipment with the touch of a fingertip.”

    Seven of the young people live with a progressive neurological disease and the other has an Acquired Brain Injury,

    The Premier praised Youngcare and MS Queensland for partnering to deliver this project.

    “My Government is proud to support the vital work of organisations like Youngcare and MS Queensland do to drive change, build hope and deliver alternatives to aged-care accommodation for young Queenslanders,” the Premier said.

    “Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works granted the Albany Creek site to Youngcare four years ago.

    “The Queensland Government also contributed $1 million in funding through the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial to get this building project off the ground.

    “While the Queensland Government has supported this initiative since the beginning, I am proud to confirm we will also continue to support this project into the future, providing additional funding for residents to assist towards ongoing care and support needs.”

    The Premier said funding for disability services was vital to provide appropriate care to those living with a disability.

    “My Government continues to support disability services, with $1.95 billion funding next financial year – this is an increase of 10 per cent from last year’s budget,” she said. 

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