Queensland people with a disability and needing someone to ‘drop in’ during the day to provide assistance, will benefit from a new $2.5 million Bligh government project.

Disability Services Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the $2.5 million Drop-In Support project would allow 140 people with a disability to remain living in their own homes, with flexible drop-in support.

“Flexible drop-in support services, for some individuals, may be all that is required to ensure they can safely live in their own home,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Perhaps someone needs help showering in the morning, making their dinner in the evening, or help turning over in bed during the night. They can request when they’d like someone to drop-in to provide this support.

“This gives people with a disability the independence to remain living in their own home.”

Ms Palaszczuk said the project aimed to increase the role of non-government service providers to address the need for flexible, drop-in support services for people with a disability by extending their operating hours and client base.

“The Bligh Government is committed to providing personalised, needs-based support to people with a disability so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.”

“There really is nothing like waking up in your own home – it’s generally where we feel safe and happiest.”

Ms Palaszczuk said the state-wide rollout followed the success of “drop in support” services in the Brisbane area over the past six years.

“We’ve been providing over $500,000 in funding each year for this program because we know that people with a disability who continue to live in their own communities can have improved quality of life and reduced social isolation.”

For more information on how the Queensland Government is making a difference for people with a disability, people with a mental illness, or people who are ageing; visit: – www.disability.qld.gov.au 


Non-Government Service Provider


Far North Queensland

FNQ Independent Living Support Association Inc, Cairns


North Queensland



Queensland Lifestyle Services, Thuringowa


Central Queensland

Cerebral Palsy League Queensland, Rockhampton


Central Highlands and Western QLD Family Support Association, Emerald

$ 50,000

Hervey Bay Community Access Association Inc, Hervey Bay


Endeavour Foundation, Bundaberg


North Coast

Advanced Care Australia Pty Ltd, Nambour



Mobile Attendant Care Services Inc, Alderley


Cerebral Palsy League Queensland, Moorooka


South East

Accommodation Network Pty Ltd, Tweed Heads


South West

Focal Extended Inc, Ipswich


Cerebral Palsy League Queensland, Toowoomba






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