Home Modification Funding in Qld

Government Funding for People Aged Under and Over 65 

National Disability Insurance Scheme – people aged under 65 who are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) eligible clients – see provider search page for home modification providers in your region. Please note that Liz Ainsworth is a NDIA provider for Qld and Northern NSW for home modifications. 

Brisbane North and Brisbane South – people aged under 65 – provision of home modification services by Anglicare – phone 1300 610 610. See this link.

Gold Coast – people aged under 65 – provision of services by St Vinnies Home Modification Service – phone 07 5561 4701. See this link. 

Ipswich – people aged under 65 – provision of services by Ipswich City Council – phone 07 3810 6662. See this link

Sunshine Coast – people aged under 65 – provision of services by Maroochy Home Maintenance and Care Association Inc – phone 07 5476 6130. See this link. 

Around the state of Qld – all people aged over 65 – referrals to be submitted through the My Aged Care website – see www.myagedcare.gov.au

Grants

Young Care Home Care Grantshttp://www.youngcare.com.au/qldgrants

Introduced in 2009, the Youngcare At Home Care Grants (AHCG) assist young people (aged 18-65) with high care needs who are living at home and who are at risk of entering aged care facilities.

The Youngcare AHCG aims to enhance the standard of living for young people with high care needs and their carers, and prevent further admissions of young people into aged care facilities.

The program provides one-off grants between $2,000 and $10,000 for the provision of essential support items such as hoists, wheelchairs, emergency respite care and renovations to make homes disability friendly.

The next round of Queensland At Home Care Grants is scheduled to open August 2014, with final dates yet to be confirmed. If you would like to be emailed when the round opens, please contact Youngcare Connect on 1800 844 727 or email youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au with your details.

SunSuper Dreams http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/about

Grant to the value of $5,000 – voting by the public required

Community Service Organizations – Lions, Rotary Club etc

Dept Human Services – Early Release of Superannuation – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/early-release-of-superannuation

Loan Options

Dept Human Services – Aged Pension Loan Scheme – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/pension-loans-scheme

No Interest Loan – Wesley Mission – contact – nils@wmq.org.au or call 07 3621 4384

No Interest Loan Scheme by Good Shepherd Microfinance – see http://goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au/services/no-interest-loan-scheme-nils/

Trusts

Dept Human Services – Special Disability Trust – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/special-disability-trusts

Other Funding

Walter and Eliza Hall Trust http://www.thesurvivalfund.org.au/ApplyForAssistance/

  • Ceiling track hoists and equipment only (not home modifications)

Since its establishment by Eliza Hall in 1912 with a donation of £1,000,000, The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust has been helping Australians in need.This program provides financial assistance to individuals and families in the community who are experiencing financial crisis and relies upon donations to continue its work.

Financial assistance can be provided for almost any purpose considered necessary for the applicant’s health and wellbeing, but the Trust is positioned as a provider of last resort assistance. Even then, due to the high demand for our limited resources, the Trust can help only where needs are desperate and assistance is necessary to maintain the minimum standards of safety, security, protection and comfort for the individual or family.

If you have any queries please phone on (02) 9264 9480, fax on (02) 9264 3040 or send an email to wehalltrust@bigpond.com.

Dept Human Services Essential Medical Equipment Payment http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/essential-medical-equipment-payment

The Essential Medical Equipment Payment helps with the additional costs of running essential medical equipment, medically required heating or cooling, or both.

Other Assistance

Australian Securities and Investment Commission – Money Smart – https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/

Assistance planning the household budget.

Developing Foundation – Support Group and Charity for Children and Adults with Brain Injury/Developmental Disability – www.developingfoundation.org.au

Please note that Elizabeth Ainsworth is not receiving any benefits (eg financial or otherwise) from the organisations listed. The abovementioned information needs to be carefully reviewed and evaluated in relation to each person’s particular circumstance.