Big change for mum and son
AT 45 years old, Colin Duvill is finally moving out of home.
In a matter of weeks, he will pack his bags and move into one of the two new "smart homes" built in Gladstone for people with a disability.
Intellectually impaired, he has been dependent on his mother Ingrid his whole life.
Following her husband's death a few years ago she is relieved Colin has somewhere to go in case something happens to her.
"I'm going to miss him," Ingrid said.
"Forty-five years is a long time to look after somebody. It will be a shock to both of us."
Ingrid believes Colin will take a while to adjust.
"I don't think he realises what is happening," she said.
But she is excited to watch him gain more independence and have more people around him.