NDIS price increases welcome
Great Endeavour Rally teams battle dust on iconic outback adventure
People with a disability in Rockhampton gain greater independence in state-of-the-art housing
QLD Premier gives top awards to Endeavour Foundation’s long-serving supported employees with 90 years of combined service
Senator Jan McLucas will be at two public forums about the NDIS
5 things people often FORGET in their NDIS planning meeting
“I’m strong, I fight for good. That’s why people call me the Hulk.”
“Just because I don't speak, it doesn't mean I don't have anything to say.”
I've got my NDIS plan! Now what?
How to speak NDIS
How will you manage your NDIS budget?
“Don’t let anything hold you back”- Katie’s story
Let's talk about respite
How to prepare for your NDIS plan review
What to do if you’re unhappy with your NDIS plan
Planning the unplannable – preparing for the NDIS with an episodic disability
The biggest NDIS myths debunked
Queensland’s Taxi Subsidy Scheme – what you need to know
Reviewing the NDIS: our take on the Productivity Commission price review.
Meet the rugby league players making a difference
What is ‘Capacity’ and why does it matter?
Improving your communication with people with a disability
Housing options under the NDIS
Chris Taylor’s journey into the NDIS with stepson
Step up and say NO to bullying! For people with an intellectual disability.
Virtual learning becomes a reality
I refuse to let Autism define me
People with a disability will enjoy new opportunities for independence thanks to a state-of-the-art house opened by Endeavour Foundation and the Queensland Government in Cairns today.
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis joined Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo in declaring the four-bedroom house open, creating three new supported accommodation places for people with a disability in North Queensland.
Mr Barbagallo said the house was purpose-built to provide 24-hour support by a rostered support worker on site.
“The small number of tenants in this house provides greater opportunities for independent living skill development and personal lifestyle choices, within a supportive environment,” he said.
“Assistive living technologies will provide residents with maximum independence and a safe living environment – and the installation of a 5 kilowatt solar power system will reduce power costs and carbon emissions.”
The $571,000 house was built by Endeavour Foundation, with funding provided by the joint state and commonwealth Disability Assistance Package (DAP).
Mr Barbagallo said assistive technologies in the houses were designed to suit the varying needs of the individuals living there, with optional environmental sensors to detect smoke and fire; entry and exit sensors; help alarms and panic buttons.
“Extras such as a patio attached to each bedroom ensures individuals have access to their own private space,” he said. “This kind of simple inclusion provides an appropriate living arrangement for adult occupants with a disability.
“Endeavour Foundation welcomes the creation of new supported accommodation places for people with a disability – and especially for people with ageing parent carers.”
Ongoing support for tenants will be provided by Endeavour Foundation, with support funding provided by the Queensland Government.
Pictured: Frank Casey (on left) and Edward Hill hold the keys to their new house in Cairns, which was officially opened by Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis and Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo.