BlueCHP is excited to announce it has commenced its new project to provide housing for people with disabilities in Queensland.
Last week, the BlueCHP team (Darren Mew – senior development manager, BlueCHP board members Claire Davis and Tony Waters with George Giannes – senior development manager) turned the first sod on its new development in Oxley, Brisbane. The development will see ten new homes built for people with disabilities.
The project will provide homes under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), where Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is made available to recipients. Each home will be customised to suit the needs of residents and have been built under the NDIS standard for High Physical Support.
These homes are designed to support residents with physical needs who require a high level of support. Each home has extra structural provisions including ceiling hoists and 950mm clear opening width doors. Assistive technology can play an important role in this kind of home with emergency power solutions being especially critical where the welfare of residents might be at risk. As we all know, a home is more than the sum of its parts. Above all, it’s about designing homes residents can feel at home in. These safe and well-designed homes will provide easy access to outdoor areas and the local community.
BlueCHP’s mission is simple and that is to make a difference to people’s lives. This new project in Oxley, providing new SDA homes, helps deliver on that mission. BlueCHP’s new initiative, Guide You Home, is dedicated to building more SDA homes. Guide You Home, aims to support 1250 people with disabilities over the next 5 years.
BlueCHP is currently Australia’s largest builder of SDA homes under the NDIS, having recently completed the Hunter Residence Program. The Hunter Residences Program in NSW saw 68 new homes built for people with disabilities.
Posted Dec 10, 2020