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$24.7 million for vulnerable Queenslanders


By Juliano Oliveira

The Home Assist Secure program will be enhanced by the Queensland Government as part of a $24.7 million package directed to the elderly, people with a disability and homeless.

The amount will be divided in an 8-point plan and was developed to ensure that vulnerable Queenslanders get the services they need during this public health emergency.

“Coronavirus is having a huge impact on everyone in our community, but especially vulnerable Queenslanders that are experiencing homelessness,” Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said.

The State’s support package compass more accommodation for vulnerable and homeless people, funding to cover replacement staff, cleaning of shelters and funds for the purchase of cleaning equipment and PPE, and expanding access to private market support products for people who face economic hardship from coronavirus.

“Queensland’s 169 homelessness providers are on the front line every day and this package provides immediate support to respond to emerging challenges arising from the spread of coronavirus in Queensland, ” said Mr de Brenni.

Anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness can contact their local Housing Service Centre or the Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.

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