Since his mother passed away, Faber who is 57, has been living in Liverpool Hospital. His mother had been his full-time carer, however, after she passed away he has struggled to look after himself. He has an intellectual disability from a traumatic brain injury and his health deteriorated without his mother’s care. Late in 2017, he was admitted to Liverpool Hospital until suitable long-term accommodation and care could be found.
To help Faber and people like him, BlueCHP has partnered with Disability Services Australia to create a new model of independent living. Two new homes have been built at Ropes Crossing, with help from carers, to support residents, create a routine, develop friendships and remain active in the community.
Each home houses four people, with the first providing full-time support and the second, when people are ready, providing a safe place where residents can live more independently. The project was one of the first to be funded with through the NDIS, with residents eligible for Supported Independent Living payments. The new homes are part of BlueCHP’s broader program of work at Ropes Crossing, which will see 168 affordable homes delivered.
BlueCHP would like to thank Disability Services Australia, which is a social enterprise supporting 2,000 people with a disability.
Posted Apr 24, 2020