Safety Concerns for the Elderly Eased with $5,000 Government Grant

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Senior citizens can soon feel a little safer in their homes following the State Government’s announcement of the Senior’s and Accessibility Renovations Program earlier this month.

Queensland seniors will be eligible for up to $5,000 to make improvements that increase the safety and security of their homes, which can include the installation of Crimsafe security screens on their doors and windows.

Family members of senior citizens residing in Queensland are encouraged to assist their elderly family members in applying for the $5,000 grant so that they can make essential improvements that will help them safely stay in their own homes.

How you can add security to your home with Crimsafe

Crimsafe’s extensive range of doors, including hinged doors, sliding doors and stacking doors have been rigorously tested to withstand attack from unwanted intruders and consistently outperform the security screens produced by their competitors. So too has the range of Crimsafe windows, adding a greater sense of security to any home.

Additionally, Crimsafe offers other benefits including:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • UV protection
  • Insect protection
  • Unhindered views
  • Light and airflow into the home.

“Feeling safe, stable, and secure is central to our health and wellbeing. The addition of Crimsafe security screens has made a significant difference to the personal safety and wellbeing of many of our elderly customers, especially those who are isolated or living alone,” said Jim Sturgess, CEO of Crimsafe.

Benefits of the program

Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said $10 million would be invested in the Senior’s and Accessibility renovations program.

“It will support works of up to $5,000 for safety, repairs, maintenance, and security works to help around 2,000 Queensland seniors to safely stay in their own homes.”

“This is a program that will help older Queenslanders make improvements to their homes that they may have been putting off due to financial constraints and, in turn, will give our tradies a shot in the arm,” the Minister said.

The program forms part of the larger $267 million building stimulus announced by the Premier that will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as the state recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Other grants include the North Queensland Resilience Program, and the $25,000 HomeBuilders Grant.

If you have a loved one in need of Crimsafe Security Screens, please contact us or find the nearest authorised Crimsafe dealer in your region to arrange a FREE measure and quote.

More information about the government grants can be found here: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/