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Home Maintenance & Modification

Home Maintenance & Modification

We understand that you want your home to be as comfortable as possible. We're here to help.

Our In-Home Care Services    

By working together, we ensure we can provide the appropriate level of support to Queenslanders from all walks of life, all with their own unique needs.

At St Vincent de Paul QLD we offer two In-Home Care Services for people aged 65 and over – our Home Maintenance and Modification Programand the Home Assist Secure Program. Our aged care services will help give you peace of mind that your home is safe and secure.  

We want to ensure you get the right help. If you're ready to get assistance, read below for eligibility and next steps.

Our Services

The Home Maintenance and Modification Program

The Home Assist Secure Program

About The Home Maintenance and Modification Program 

By working together, we ensure we can provide the appropriate level of support to seniors, all with their own unique needs.

We want to help you live independently in your own home for as long as possible. If you are over 65 years of age and living in your own home, our Home Maintenance and Modification Program offers subsidised support for home maintenance and home modifications.  

This program is funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. We work with a team of qualified external contractors who provide a professional and timely service.   

Our Home Modification services are available across:  
  • Gold Coast,  
  • Roma, 
  • South Brisbane,
  • West Moreton. 

We want to ensure you get the right help. If you're ready to get assistance, read below for eligibility and next steps.

Below is a list of the minor home modifications we offer. We also provide major modifications including stairlifts (both internal and external), bathrooms, ramps, pathways etc. These are subject to eligibility, funding and availability.

St Vincent de Paul QLD - Minor Home Modifications Include:

  • Anti-Slip Strips and Non-Slip Strips used for Ramps                                                         
  • Bath Board  
  • Bed/Chair Raisers using fabricated blocks or a platform/system                                             
  • Door reversal for the Toilet/Bathroom 
  • Grab Rails - standard sizes and modular 
  • Hand Rails
  • Ramps  
  • Shower Base – fabricated, OT Referral Only 
  • Shower Screen inc removal and installation of curtain rod and fittings
  • Special Rails - timber only 
  • Step/s - fabricated 
  • Wedges - rubber and wooden 
  • Drop Down Rail 
  • Hand Held Shower - standard slider or mid hook 
  • Hand Held Shower - Grab Rail 
  • Taps for inside including 1/4 turn taps / lever taps / special taps        
  • Light Sensor installation 
  • Smoke Alarms hard wired including replacing existing 
  • Anti-Slip Treatment                                                                                          
Vinnies volunteer helping elderly companion into their house

Are You Eligible?

Vinnies staff member visiting in home to learn needs of elderly couple

How To Get Help

About The Home Assist Secure Program  

The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has been supporting Queenslanders in need since 1984.

If you are over 60 years of age, our Home Assist Secure program can support you to feel safer living at home. Our home maintenance services can help improve how you access your home and build home security checks into your daily routine.  

We provide free information and support for home maintenance, how to prevent falls, how to make repairs and modifications to your home, and how to improve your home security. You can learn more about the Queensland Home Assist Secure program here. 

Our Home Assist Secure services are available across:  

We want to ensure you get the right help. If you're ready to get assistance, read below for eligibility and next steps.

Elderly woman holding onto support bar in bathroom

Are You Eligible?

All home modifications under the In-Home Care Services require referrals from a qualified Occupational Therapist. We have a team of Occupational Therapists who work with us, but you can also choose your preferred OT to undertake a home assessment and provide us with their recommendations.

How To Get Help

If you are a tradesperson, ideally based on the Gold Coast or in Ipswich, that would like to provide home modification services, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at HACC.GC@svdpqld.org.au and we’ll send you an application form.

If you want to provide services as part of the Home Assist Secure Program, please contact our respective onsite coordinators directly:

“The support I have had from Vinnies has been fantastic. It has allowed me to stay in my home by taking care of things that are outside my ability to cope.”

- Home Maintenance Client

“I am very satisfied and appreciative of all the services I receive from St Vincent de Paul... Thank you so much for my care.”

- Home Maintenance Client

How To Get Help