ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC
Registered Charity 698
PO Box 28,
South Australia 5007
Closed while relocating
1300 128 339
ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
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Sandra Kanck asks MPs questions regarding MCS
Friday 29 February 2008
Minister for Housing, Hon Jay Weatherill MP, received the following letter:
Hon Jay Weatherill MP
I would like some information about housing accessibility for people living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. As you are aware a number of people in the community live with extreme housing stress due to physical reactions caused by chemicals.
Private rental is problematic and moving house in particular is extremely difficult. Just visiting possible rental properties can trigger weeks of sickness.
Are there any plans to assist such people with subsidised home ownership of purpose built low-toxic style housing? Because of reactions to common products such as floor coverings, glues, chipboard and paints people who are affected by MCS have specific disability access issues.
Developing accessible housing for these people is as important as providing houses with no steps for others who use wheelchairs.
Sandra Kanck MLC
And Minister for Health, Hon John Hill MP, received the following letter:
Hon John Hill MP
Can you inform me what, if any, progress is being made across government departments to implement a strategy to ensure accessibility of meeting areas for people with multiple chemical sensitivity or breathing related allergies or illness?
Are there any plans to develop a list of specific products which may cause problems?
I also recall that a protocol for people living with MCS who require access to public hospitals has been discussed in the past. Please update me on the current status of such a protocol in SA.
Sandra Kanck MLC