Sod turned for Housing Plus’ new disability housing project

The first sod has been turned at a site in Bletchington Street where Housing Plus will build supported disability accommodation.

The $1.6 million project will include four units, a counselling room and carers accommodation, that will allow four people with a disability to live independently, while having a carer on site.

The federal government has contributed $836,000 towards the project, from the government’s $10 million Specialist Disability Accommodation Initiative under the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS.

On Wednesday, Social Services and Disability Services Assistant Minister Jane Prentice, Housing Plus chief executive David Fisher and member for Calare Andrew Gee announced that construction is ready to start.

Mr Fisher said the first residents should be able to move in by June and the units have been designed to cater for clients who require a high level of physical support.

He said the NDIS will give people a choice to live independently so Housing Plus is building the units and is  also planning similar projects in Dubbo and Bathurst.

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