Arnold Budd

A new resident of Far North Queensland, Arnold brings to us a wealth of experience lobbying for disability issues, particularly in the area of access. In Western Australia, Arnold sat on numerous disability reference groups and acted as Consultant to Disability Services, Main Roads, Dept Transport and local Councils. His successes include having fines for parking in disabled bays without a permit increased and enforced, and having all rest areas on the road from Perth to Kununurra (on the border with NT) fitted with disabled toilets.

Arnold currently volunteers with the Cairns City Council, advising on disability access issues and has successfully established a Disability Reference Group within the Council. In 2006, Arnold was honoured to receive a Qld Govt Disability Action Week Award for his work on improving access in Cairns. He is a quiet achiever who knows his stuff, and we are very pleased to gain the benefit of his expertise.

Who are we here for?

FNQILSA can provide support to people with a disability:

  • Who have on-going or temporary support hours funded by the State Government or by another organisation;
  • Or who can pay for their own support; and
  • Who live in Far North Queensland or are visiting the region.

What services can FNQILSA provide?

FNQILSA is funded by the State Government through Department of Community - Disability Services to provide lifestyle support. We also:

  • Assist people with disabilities in the community through our Mobile Attendant Care Program (Dusk 2 Dawn);
  • Assit people with mental illness to live independently in their own homes, through the housing and support program (HASP) funded by Queensland health;
  • Assist to access temporary support funding avenues for emergency, unusual or respite situations.