Supported Accommodation

Updates on Service Changes to our Supported Accommodation locations will be updated regularly below. Please check back often to keep up to date. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Service changes, do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 112 112.

Latest updates

8th January 2021

Endeavour Foundation home sites in the following local government areas have been impacted by these changes:
Brisbane
Moreton Bay
Ipswich
Redlands
Logan

Due to this most recent development, we have decided to reinstate our Staying in Place measures for all Endeavour Foundation homes in the Greater Brisbane region. Staying in Place measures mean customers must suspend all activities outside their home, except for essential support activities. 

Visitor restrictions will be in place, with non-essential visitors restricted from entering the home. Customers are encouraged not go to work, and to not attend non-essential support activities or general outings. 

Staying in Place measures will commence from 6pm Friday 8 January 20201 and will be reviewed by Monday 11 January 2021. Currently Queensland Government directives are until 6pm on Monday 11 January 2021.

Requirements for Home Staff

Staff who work within one of our Homes will be required to wear masks for the duration of your shift. We also remind everyone of the Screening Tool and if you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on this tool you must immediately isolate and call the COVID 19 hotline.

 

24th September

Impact on Home Sites

The Queensland Government has announced an easing of restrictions for Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.  In line with this most recent advice, we will be moving to our ‘Limited Measures’ support guidelines from 5pm, Friday 25 September 2020.

Limited Measures

Limited Measures mean customers, staff and visitors must take standard precautions to remain COVIDSafe following Government advice.  Customers can move freely within their community, go to work or visit our L&L’s. They can also have visitors in their homes, exercise, attend doctor’s appointments (as opposed to telehealth) and visit the supermarket, but must abide by COVIDSafe restrictions as implemented by Government guidelines.

Further information:

 

18th September

Impact on Home Sites

The Queensland Government has announced an easing of restrictions in the Gold Coast, Southern and Western Downs and South Burnett regions.   In line with this most recent advice, we will be moving to our ‘Limited Measures’ support guidelines from midnight tonight, Friday 18 September 2020.

Limited Measures

Limited Measures mean customers, staff and visitors must take standard precautions to remain COVIDSafe following Government advice.

Customers can move freely within their community, go to work or visit our L&L’s. They can also have visitors in their homes, exercise, attend doctor’s appointments (as opposed to telehealth) and visit the supermarket, but must abide by COVIDSafe restrictions as implemented by Government guidelines.

Further information:


4th September

Impact on Home sites To help us maintain the safety of our residents and staff and minimise the risk of COVID-19 infections within their home, Endeavour Foundation has adjusted our support model to the Staying in Place model of COVID-19 restrictions for all of the homes in these regions until further notice:
  • Greater Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Darling Downs

Staying in Place

Staying in Place means staying at home and away from all situations where the COVID-19 virus might spread easily such as social gatherings, work, the shops, using public transport, or going to cafes.

No visitors will be permitted at the home, this includes family members and friends – we will look at alternative ways for people to stay connected.

For any home residents with COMAC, if it is deemed essential, it will continue in the home, otherwise it will be cancelled.

Importantly, any staff who work within one of our Homes will be required to wear PPE, including masks for the duration of your shift.

We also remind everyone of the Screening Tool and if you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on this tool you must immediately call your manager or Workplace Health and Safety Business Partner for further advice.

Further information

Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if any of our customers or staff start to show signs of any of the Covid-19 symptoms, please call the Covid-19 Hotline on 1800 983 006 immediately.

 


04th June – Limited Measures

On Sunday 31st May 2020, the government announced a relaxation of protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This included but was not limited to the reintroduction of small gatherings of people, community activities for the purposes of exercise, entertainment and well-being and the re-instatement of visitors to people’s homes.

From midnight Friday 5th June we are adjusting our support model and introducing the Limited Measures model of COVID restrictions to reflect this latest advice.

Limited Measures means residents can resume activities in the local community,

have visitors in their homes, visit homes, go to doctors’ appointments (as opposed to telehealth) and visit the supermarket.

Residential Services may continue to move between ‘protective measures’ as per usual COVID response requirements which is dependent on the health of customers and/or staff and as per public health advice.

Further information

Please refer to the Limited Measures Protecting our Residential Customers from COVID-19 Practice Bulletin.

We have provided Speaking Points for the calls to families and carers and more information can also be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions please contact your Home Site Supervisor.


03rd April

 

Finally, due to the current financial impact from COVID-19, there will be no increase to Residential Accommodation (Rent) or Board charges which would usually occur at this time, in line with the increase to Disability Support Pension (DSP). This decision will be reviewed again in September. We will also cease transport charges, from Sunday 5 April, for home residents until things are back to normal.