Advocacy
Supported Accommodation

Supported Accommodation

Supported Accommodation Inquiry Support

Overview

Queensland Parliament held an inquiry from December 2023 to February 2024 to find out what it is like to live in supported accommodation.

They looked at:

  • How facilities are run and funded, and how much it costs a resident to live there.
  • The services and support provided. This included how they meet certain standards as well as the health, safety and well-being of residents.
  • Ways National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded supports fit with the services provided through a facility.

QAI were funded to provide support for current and past residents of supported accommodation, to help them tell their stories and ideas to the inquiry. Our funding finishes at the end of June 2024. Before then we will be visiting the same facilities we did during the inquiry, to go over the inquiry’s report with them.

What we do

We provided support to current and past residents of supported accommodation.

We:

  • Gave residents information on the inquiry.
  • Supported residents to tell their story or ideas.
  • Helped link residents with supports or services.

In order to do this, we visited supported accommodation facilities across Queensland, including during visits from the Committee. We spoke to residents about the inquiry in small group discussions, and one-on-one.

Who we assist

 

We were funded to support:

    • Current and past residents of level 3 supported accommodation across Queensland.

Please note, anyone could make a submission to the inquiry.

The Committee wanted to hear from:

    • Current and past residents.
    • Families of residents.
    • Disability and community services supporting residents.

Families and support services could contact the Parliamentary Committee directly to make a submission. You can find all the details on their website here.

 

How to get help

 

Please contact us on

Phone: 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582
Email: qai@qai.org.au

Or use the contact form below to enquire about the Supported Accommodation Inquiry.

 

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) were also funded to provide support for the Supported Accommodation Inquiry.

You can contact QDN on

Phone: 1300 363 783
Email: qdn@qdn.org.au

Resources

 

You can download our fact sheet on the Supported Accommodation Inquiry below.

Inquiry fact sheet (accessible pdf – 247 KB)

The Committee has also published a number of information sheets on the inquiry.

You can find their resources in the ‘Related Publications’ tab on their webpage here.

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, contact us on (07) 3844 4200 or qai@qai.org.au or use the form below to send us a message.

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