People with disability living in large residential centres in the Hunter will soon move into a brand new fit-for-purpose group home in Bomaderry, as part of the NSW Government’s redevelopment of disability accommodation.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward officially opened the five-bedroom facility, built by the Homes4Life consortium, which is made up of BlueCHP, Compass Housing and Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund.
“People with disability should have the opportunity to thrive in the community, in contemporary homes, close to their family and support network,” Mr Ward said.
“Our Government is helping to deliver more than 60 new properties across New South Wales as part of this program which is providing people with access to group homes that better suit their needs.”
BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote said the consortium is building and managing new group homes for more than 280 people transitioning from the large residential centres.
“We’re committed to developing quality homes for people with disabilities which enable tailored supports to be delivered in place,” Mr Northcote said.
“We’re proud to see the finished product and look forward to welcoming the new residents in the coming months.”
The Disability Trust will provide support for tenants when they move in.
Disability Trust CEO Margaret Bowen said the organisation has been serving the community for more than 40 years and would deliver quality care and support to residents.
“Our priority is the smooth transition of residents into new community-based group homes,” Ms Bowen said.
“We’re excited to help our new residents settle in and enjoy everything the Shoalhaven has to offer.”
People will start moving in to the Bomaderry home in April. Across the state, more than 85 people have transitioned from large residential centres into new group homes.