10 August 2023

Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

  • Home Assist Secure subsidises critical home maintenance and minor modifications for seniors and people with a disability
  • Palaszczuk Government has extended and increased funding for another five years
  • Aims to allow people to continue living safely and independently in their own home

The Palaszczuk Government program has increased and extended funding for Home Assist Secure – a program that has helped nearly 30,000 seniors and people with a disability to continue living in their own homes over the last year.

The scheme provides funding for critical home maintenance and minor modifications for eligible households across Queensland.

The program was established in 1993, and will now continue for another five years with $140 million – a 20 per cent increase over the previous five years.

The government funds 25 organisations to deliver services in 41 locations across the state.

Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“There are nearly 30,000 Queenslanders who have seen the value of this program in just the last 12 months – helping them purchase and install the upgrades they need.

“Programs such as Helping Seniors Secure Their Homes is one of the ways we can ensure we meet the housing needs of Seniors and people living with a disability.

“Addressing critical maintenance and safety issues can allow many people to remain living in their own homes, but they can also be beyond the budgets of some. That’s where Home Assist Secure can help.”


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