The QPS together with CSP Inc. provide ten (10) emergency houses/units throughout Qld. for members of the QPS family. The accommodation is available in times of emergency, including medical, bereavement, recuperation and other family crisis. These properties remain the property of the QPS.
Regional HSO Personnel and the Police Chaplaincy Service are responsible for allocating members into this accommodation. Alternative accommodation can be arranged through the Police Chaplaincy Service if the emergency accommodation is full.
CSP Inc. supplies all furnishing including baby furniture, fittings, linen, white goods, kitchen equipment, safety equipment. Regular cleaning is undertaken by CSP members. CSP ensures all electricity, telephone and gas accounts are paid. As CSP Inc. is a voluntary organisation, donations from members of the police family and the community are welcome and appreciated.
CSP Inc., working in conjuctions with the Police Chaplaincy ensure all accommodation is maintained to a high level. Members using this accommodation are encouraged to report all faults and maintenance issues through the Police Chaplaincy Service.
It is evident the use of emergency accommodation requires constant fundraising and support by members of the QPS family and the community. CSP Inc. conducts a number of fund raising initiatives to support the emergency accommodation.
Money can be raised through payroll deductions and more donors from this source would be welcome.
CSP Accommodation in Brisbane
Community Supporting Police Inc. provide emergency accommodation for Police and their families. All residences have been made available by the Queensland Police Service to provide emergency accommodation to police and their immediate families in times of crisis and trauma.
Currently CSP manages one residential house (Perry Irwin House, Nundah) and five units at Bowen Hills, Woolloongabba, Annerley and Toowong.
Community fund-raising is central to the success of the CSP, and community support is available in many ways.
Funds raised by the organisation help to maintain these facilities.
The occupancy rate for all emergency accommodation is quite high, over 80% all year round, which reflects the ongoing need for such facilities across the State.
CSP Accommodation outside of Brisbane
Housing is also located in Toowoomba, Townsville, Rockhampton, Cairns and Mareeba. These facilities are managed through the local Branch of CSP.