Independent Living Expression of Interest

EACH Housing has completed a construction project of a two unit disability housing initiative in Officer. The accommodation will house two adults with a physical disability and expression of interests are currently being accepted for residency.

Occupancy commences in February 2017, and will provide independent living for people who may be currently living with ageing parents or at inappropriate accommodation such as aged care facilities. Each unit contains two bedrooms to cater for overnight visitors, encouraging residents to remain connected to family members and networks.

The two homes are designed for the residents to live independently of each other, while providing a single entrance and 24 hour care support with a separate carer’s quarter. It provides residents with mobility challenges to continue to manage everyday tasks such as opening and closing doors, as well as operating lights and heating remotely. Doors and corridors allow wheelchair access, ramps replace stairs for maximum mobility and kitchen, toilets, bathroom and laundry features allow self-management of everyday tasks and personal needs. The homes look like any other on the street and will connect residents to their local community.

The land for this project was donated by EACH and largely funded by a grant from the Australian Federal Government through the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund. On-site support will be coordinated by ADAM Inc (Ability Dignity Access Management inc.).

ADAM Inc. is a community-based organisation that supports and works closely with people with disabilities to live independent lives. Adam Inc’s focus is on working with individuals with individual planning and providing necessary support staff and/or equipment.

On behalf of Adam Inc, EACH Housing is calling for Expressions of Interest by people who may wish to nominate for residency. Please contact Sherri Makepeace on 03 87201183 or via sherri.makepeace@each.com.au to make an enquiry or to obtain an application form. Expressions of Interest close at 5pm, Friday the 13th January 2017.

EACH Housing would like to invite interested community members to attend the Grand Opening on Wednesday, 22nd February from 10am to 11am. Following the ceremony an Open House will be facilitated to provide interested Community Members the opportunity to view the project. The location is 24 Harvest Road, Officer. Please join us in celebrating a successful project outcome that will benefit members of the Cardinia Community. Please RSVP to Sherri (details above) if you would like to attend by 15th February 2017.

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