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    Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
    The Honourable Tracy Davis

    Providing in-home disability support

    Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
    The Honourable Tracy Davis

    Friday, August 03, 2012

    Providing in-home disability support

    The Newman Government has announced $10.2 million in funding to provide for a range of personalised, in-home support services for people with a disability.

    Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said the funding of $3.4 million per year for the next three years highlights the Government’s commitment to people with a disability.

    “The Mobile Attendant Care Initiative is designed to help adults with a disability stay in their own homes for longer,” Ms Davis said.

    “Many people with a disability prefer to stay in their own homes and with the right services can continue to live independently or with the support of family or carers.

    “Eligible clients can receive up to four, two-hour attendant visits per week to help with personal care.”

    Ms Davis said the funding will be provided to 13 disability service providers across the state and was part of the Newman Government’s continued commitment to support people with a disability through its ongoing funding for disability services.

    "We know that providing personalised, needs-based support to people with a disability can greatly improve their quality of life and help them stay in their own homes longer,” she said.

    “Importantly, this latest funding allocation means that more than 33,000 hours of support per annum is expected to be delivered across the state.”

    The Mobile Attendant Care Initiative started as a pilot Drop-In service in South East Queensland, South West Queensland, Far North Queensland, North Queensland and Central Queensland in 2010.

    [ENDS] 3 August 2012

    Media Contact: Sarah Gullo 0417 172 480