Activ is excited to continue working with WAI Group and Community Housing Limited, to build eight customised Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes in High Wycombe. The homes will be purpose-built units, incorporating bespoke floor plans and assistive technologies to support our customers’ independent living skills.
The Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Don Punch MLA attended a special ground-breaking ceremony on the property on 18 November.
Activ Executive Manager Operations Amanda Lovelock said the new homes were a welcome update to the existing infrastructure for the disability community, and helped give our customers’ housing choice, design input and independence.
“This project will be life-changing for our customers,” Amanda said.
“SDA gives property developers like WAI Group the opportunity to apply their expertise, to give people with disability greater choice regarding the homes they live in.”
“We feel very lucky to have forged this partnership with WAI Group and CHL. Our customers will have the opportunity to be involved in the design process, ensuring that their individual accessibility requirements are met.”
“This customisation could include the use of assistive technology or bespoke floor plans which will increase independence and dignity. Once built, these modern, specialist homes will be really great places to live.”
CHL’s State Manager WA, Garry Ellender agrees that SDA housing provides unprecedented opportunities for independent living.
“CHL is excited to be involved in this outstanding development. We have seen firsthand the difference that these beautiful homes can make to the quality of life and expectations of people with disability, enhancing their independence and encouraging participation in their local communities,” said Garry.
The development is the third in a pipeline of purpose-built housing solutions for people with disability in WA said Paul Stanley, Director of WAI Group.
“After the successful completion of six SDA homes for Activ’s customers in Geraldton, we’re excited to continue working with Activ and CHL on the High Wycombe development, as well as on homes in Caversham, Hamilton Hill and South Bunbury,” said Paul.
Our customers are really looking forward to moving into their new homes in 2022.
NDIS participants can test their eligibility for SDA, and work to have this funding included in their NDIS plans.