Housing Plus has adopted the NSW Community Housing Disability Policy by providing non-discriminatory and responsive services to clients and applicants with a disability who are eligible for community housing.
Through this process Housing Plus strives to help people to live safely and independently in their home, with or without support, thus improving their quality of life. Housing Plus upholds the option of identified clients staying at home rather than living in a nursing home or other care institution.
Approved modifications to Housing Plus properties will be done at no cost to the applicant or client. Housing Plus will modify its properties to suit people with disabilities if it is economically viable to do so. If it is not economically viable for the existing home to be modified, clients may be transferred to a more suitable property. The Property Services Team maintains a register of properties which have been modified and properties that can be suitably modified for applicants or clients who require disability modifications. Unless additional funding can be sourced, a request for extensive modifications may not be affordable. In any such case, Housing Plus will work closely and flexibly with our clients to formulate the best achievable outcome.
An important factor in the decision to modify a home is the need for the client to demonstrate that they are able to sustain a successful tenancy. The client must demonstrate they are able to; look after the property; live independently with, or without support and live in the property on an ongoing basis.
Where the applicant needs support, they must show that they have access to appropriate support services. Housing Plus does not provide health related support services however staff will make referrals to other agencies in situations where the applicant has not accessed available support services.
If you like to discuss a request to modify your Housing Plus home please contact your local Housing Plus branch.
Housing Plus is a progressive social enterprise that re-invests ALL profits back into improving social outcomes for individuals and communities in regional NSW. Housing Plus is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and is a Tier 1 accredited community housing provider.
Suite 8, Level 2, 113 Byng Street
Orange NSW 2800
PO Box 968 ORANGE NSW 2800
Phone: 1800 603 300
Fax: (02) 6361 1609