Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has officially opened the Youngcare Apartments in Jindalee.

The 16-bed apartment complex was developed by Wesley Mission Brisbane and Youngcare with state and federal funding.

It is the state’s first accommodation project for younger people with complex disability and healthcare needs.

Youngcare was responsible for project sponsorship and construction of the apartments and Wesley Mission managed the provision of resident support services.

“Importantly, the apartments have been designed to allow residents to live as normal and comfortable a life as possible, with open-plan living and individual terraces or balconies to entertain visitors and room for guests to stay in separate overnight accommodation,” said Ms Bligh.

The development comes after the Queensland and Commonwealth governments signed a bilateral agreement to establish the Younger People in Residential Aged Care initiative in August last year.

People who want to live in the Youngcare Apartments must be eligible for support under the Younger People in Residential Aged Care initiative.

They must initially register their interest with Disability Services Queensland and be determined to be eligible and within the target group for the initiative.

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