0

$5.5m Youngcare project back on track

Albany-Creek-artists-impression

This article was originally published in the North West News by Glenn Roberts.

10 February 2016

$5.5m Youngcare project back on track

WORK on the $5.5 million Youngcare complex at Albany Creek is about to start after months of delays.

Former housing minister Tim Mander turned the first sod in a ceremony in November 2014 but the project was stalled through 2015 while negotiations took place between Youngcare, MS Queensland and two state government departments.

Youngcare chief executive officer Samantha Kennerley said all parties “absolutely had the right intent” and there had been no points of contention between the parties and no changes to plans.

“We were all just ensuring that we are all delivering to the mission of getting eight young people out of aged care,” Mrs Kennerley said.

[pull-out title=”Did you know?” content=”The project has received $1 million from the State Government’s Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial Youngcare and MS Qld are supplying the remainder of the funding.” marginTop=”0″]Find out more[/pull-out]

The complex, to be built at the corner of Albany Creek and Leitches roads, will have eight units for young people with disabilities, with needs ranging from medium to high care.

There will also be three “mainstream” units which will be rented.

Mrs Kennerley said these would be especially suited to family members, or close friends, of the residents in the supported accommodation.

The housing project is expected to be completed by December, with residents moving in during January 2017.

It is being built on State Government-owned land.

There are about 1500 young people with high-care needs who are in aged care in Queensland.

Find out more about the project here.

Albany-Creek-artists-impression
Artist’s impression of the Youngcare complex to be built at Albany Creek this year after months of delays.

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
23 July 2015In 2011, Emily Dash received a Youngcare At Home Care Grant to help her live an independent life at home. Since then she has been ...
24 July 2017A message from our partners at VincentsAt VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
2 August 2017Youngcare explores options as NSW project endsYoungcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
The Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2017 has been nominated as one of Northern Territory’s best events by industry experts Selected as ...
5 May 2016WHAT’S ON! 28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert ChallengeSupport the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
30 August 2016National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan.Mr ...
18 July 2017The Today Show aired Todd and Kat's story'I never thought I’d find somebody like her': How gaining independence led a young man ...
8 March 2017Albany Creek updateWe are thrilled to announce that the Youngcare and MS Queensland Apartments at Albany Creek are on track to be a ...
7 November 2016Brian's storyBrian is a young man who loves living life to the fullest, having people around him and making new friends. If you ...
24 July 2017A place to call ‘home’ in Albany CreekIt’s official! The Albany Creek Apartments are complete and make the perfect home for ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

Our Supporters