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Innovative new homes to provide independent living for people with significant disabilities

POSTED BY:Carrie Drage April 30, 2018 CATEGORIES:All

Housing Plus is preparing to open a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built development in Orange for people with a disability requiring ‘High Physical Support’ under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The $1.6M development, located in Bletchington Street, Orange, is partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services using funding from the NDIS Supported Disability Accommodation Initiative (SDAI).

David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer at Housing Plus, says, “It will be the first complex of its kind in NSW. Unlike the traditional group home model, this exciting new development will offer independent living for NDIS participants eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding. These exceptional quality homes will support people with disability to have choice and control over their lives. 24-hour residential support will be available to ensure safety and security for residents.”

The development will comprise five villas: two 1BR + study, one 1BR, one 2BR and one 1BR with carer sleepover.

Each villa comes as standard with a private kitchen, ensuite bathroom, living room, laundry, outdoor courtyard and private access point. There is also a covered alfresco area for common use.

The villas have been designed to support people with significant disabilities to live in their own home with as much independence as possible. Each villa is assistive technology ready, fitted with height adjustable kitchen benchtops, wheelchair accessible bathroom vanities and laundry area, and Smart Home ready for complete home automation systems.

Housing Plus is partnering with Challenge Community Services for the project, an NDIS approved provider, who will be delivering Supported Independent Living supports to residents in the villas.

Stephen Doley, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Challenge Disability Services, says, “We are delighted to partner with Housing Plus on this new venture. The development at Bletchington Street, Orange, provides a new benchmark and innovation for accommodation across the disability industry. It will provide people with disability greater access to independence and ensure we are able to meet their needs and facilitate greater outcomes.”

The villas will be available to rent from 1 July 2018. Housing Plus is seeking expressions of interest from NDIS participants who are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation.

For a full home specification and virtual walkthrough visit www.housingplus.com.au/sda. To enquire about the availability of Specialist Disability Accommodation, telephone Andrew Pansini on 1800 603 300 or email andrew@housingplus.com.au.