Assistance with Care and Housing

Finding a new home and moving can be an overwhelming task, especially for Seniors.  Luckily, there is a sub-program in the Commonwealth Home Support Programme here to help – Assistance with Care and Housing.

How do they help?

Assistance with Care and Housing providers may be able to assist you with:

  • Support you to find suitable housing (this could be short term or long-term accommodation)
  • Provide transport to attend property inspections and assist with the application process for tenancies or social housing
  • Assistance with applying for loan schemes
  • Assist with tasks related to moving
  • Where possible, they may be able to assist to maintain current accommodation

Eligibility:

(This section is taken word for word from MyAgedCare)

The target group for the ACH Sub-Program is:

  • Frail older people 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), who are on a low income and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of experiencing housing stress or not having secure accommodation; and
  • Prematurely aged people who are 50 years and over (or 45 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), who are on a low income and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of experiencing housing stress or not having secure accommodation.

Things to consider:

Unfortunately, there is only a small amount of Assistance with Care and Housing providers in Queensland and they do not cover every region.  There can also be waiting lists.

For more information, you can contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.  If you need help to find housing and would like to explore the supports available to you, please contact us at the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500.