To mark International Day of People with Disability, Queensland Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis announced organisations can apply to share in more than $10 million for projects that create innovative living arrangements for people with disabilities who have elderly parent carers.
“This project highlights the outcomes and the care, not just the money and the process,” Ms Davis said, adding that Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial will provide elderly parents with greater certainty and a sense of security for when they can no longer care for their adult son or daughter with a disability.
“One-off capital grants of up to $1 million and smaller grants of up to $50,000 are available to trial flexible and innovative initiatives, that assist elderly parent carers to develop sustainable, long-term living arrangements,” she said.
“Five applicants were successful in the first funding round and we are hoping to see an even greater level of interest this time around, especially in regional and remote areas across Queensland.
International Day of People with Disability aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
For more information about the Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial or to apply for funding visit www.communities.qld.gov.au.