The Queensland Government’s Seniors and Accessibility Renovations Program aims to increase the safety and security of elderly people living at home by providing a grant to fund home improvements.

Queensland seniors will be eligible for a grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements that increase the safety and security of their homes, including among others, installing security screens on their doors and windows.

Family members of senior citizens residing in Queensland are encouraged to assist them in applying for the $5,000 grant so that essential improvements and repairs can be made to help elderly residents live safely in their own homes.

Crimsafe Security Systems offers an extensive range of doors including hinged doors, sliding doors and stacking doors, all of which have been rigorously tested to withstand attack from unwanted intruders and consistently outperform the security screens produced by their competitors. Similarly, Crimsafe’s range of windows adds a greater sense of security to any home.

Crimsafe doors and windows come with added benefits including improved energy efficiency, UV protection, insect protection, unhindered views, and light and airflow in abundance.

“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.

The Queensland Government is investing $10 million in the Seniors and Accessibility Renovations Program.

Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni said, “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,” he added.

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. The Government has also extended other grants including 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 to find the nearest authorised Crimsafe dealer in your region for a free measure and quote.

Please find more information about the government grants here