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Collaboration leads to new accommodation for people living with a disability

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Open and spacious living area at disability accommodation in Murarrie, Brisbane

A collaboration between disability services provider Wesley Mission Queensland, government and the property industry has resulted in six brand new homes for people living with high care needs.

WesleyCare Murarrie, a $4.5 million development featuring world-class high physical support features and contemporary design, has opened to help address the shortage in specialist disability accommodation.

‘WMQ partnered with RF Corval and Community Housing Limited (CHL) on this project, a great example of how developers, government, industry and the community can work together to build, equip and support living environments that young people with high care needs can choose to live in comfortably and safely,’ said Joanna Thomson, General Manager - NDIS Accommodation Support Services.

‘The collaboration between specialists in their field has resulted in truly purpose-built homes that will not only improve the independence of those residents living with a disability but also diversify communities and housing options within Queensland neighbourhoods’.

The one and two-bedroom apartments boast a modern, high-care friendly kitchen, laundry, bathroom and balcony with options for assisted technology, as well as a communal rooftop terrace with barbeque facilities to aid social interaction for residents and their families.

‘When designing any of our SDA homes the comfort and enjoyment of residents is always top of mind, as well as providing safe and accessible spaces that support independence. We believe that everyone should have the right to live safely in a comfortable home that meets their needs,’ Ms Thomson said.

Residents are able to choose care options that suit their individual needs and goals, including support from Wesley Mission Queensland’s experienced care team. Each apartment includes a 24/7 monitored emergency call system.