LNP announces $22 million for respite support

THOSE with high-need disabilities may have more options for respite care with the Queensland Government announcing $22 million in funding on Monday.

The news comes on International Day for People with Disability.

Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said the cash was the LNP's election promise of $5.5 million each year for the next four years.

It would be used to cut the growing demand for respite support for people with a disability who were aged between 16 and 25 years.

More help would be given for their families.Workers from the department's regional offices had already begun working with young people and families who were deemed a high priority.

The respite options will include recreational programs, own home respite, host family respite, day services and learning and life skills development.

"The Flexible Respite initiative will deliver up to an extra 15 hours a week of respite for about 240 people and their families each year for the next four years," Ms Davis said.

THOSE with high-need disabilities may have more options for respite care with the Queensland Government announcing $22 million in funding on Monday.


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