Disability housing portfolio extends

Unity has been housing and supporting people living with disability for more than 20 years. We have developed a high level of organisational capacity and experience in the provision of disability housing and we have a long and proud history of delivering successful disability housing outcomes.

Our success in the highly specialised field of disability housing is underpinned by our collaborative partnership model based on formal Memorandums of Understanding with 17 specialist disability support providers. These formally constituted and long-standing partnerships foster positive working relationships that focus on achieving the best housing outcomes for the tenants.

The quality and success of Unity’s disability housing model was recognised by Bedford, South Australia’s premier disability service provider. Following an intensive process of due diligence by both organisations to ensure matching organisational cultures and disability-appropriate operational processes, Bedford transferred its 130 disability tenancies to Unity in March this year. The detailed planning and successful implementation of this large and complex disability housing transfer was awarded the ‘2017 State Award for Excellence in Social Housing’ by the Australasian Housing Institute and the national ‘2017 Leadership and Innovation Award’ by PowerHousing Australia.

On the back of this partnership, Unity and Bedford are currently working on a major $9 million housing project to provide appropriate long-term housing and support for the residents of Bedford’s Balyana site.