Home4Life wins Hunter Residences Program
Last week the Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams announced the Home4Life consortium had won the Hunter Residences Program to support people with disabilities.
The Home4Life consortium includes BlueCHP, Compass Housing and Lighthouse Infrastructure.
The program will see the construction of 69 new homes for people with a disability living in the Hunter Residences.
The Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams said, “I’m thrilled to give more than 330 residents the good news that their new homes are one step closer to becoming a reality.”
Charles Northcote, Director Home4Life, said he was pleased to welcome Lighthouse Infrastructure to the consortium, given their focus on sustainable infrastructure investment.
“Lighthouse Infrastructure invests in assets which provide essential services to communities and contribute to the public good,’’ Mr Northcote said.
All new dwellings will be built in accordance with the standards for disability housing set by the NSW Government and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Mr Williams said all people living in the Hunter Residences and their families will participate in detailed planning to prepare for the move to their new homes.
“We have listened to what residents and their families want every step of the way in the redevelopment process,” Mr Williams said.
“Residents have told us where they want to live and many have taken the opportunity to move into a new home in other parts of NSW, closer to their families.
“I want to assure residents our top priority is their safe and smooth transition to community living,” Mr Williams said.
A select tender process for a Supported Independent Living (SIL) service provider will commence later this year, with families having the opportunity to meet with potential providers before a decision is made.