A new agreement between Frasers Property Australia and Summer Housing will see a number of new homes built for young people living with disabilities.
The new homes will be built in Ed.Square, located in Sydney’s South West, with Summer Housing taking ownership of 11 apartments to house 10 young people with disabilities. The additional apartment will be used by on-site support workers.
Prior to completion, the apartments will be specifically fitted out to meet high physical support design requirements under the NDIS, the top benchmark for residential disability housing, a joint statement from the pair said.
“Round-the-clock support workers will be available to meet the complex care needs of selected residents with disabilities. On-call support workers will enable these residents to lead independent lives and not in aged care,” it added.
Commenting further,Dowler, development director, Frasers Property Australia said the new residents will enjoy a high-quality and convenient lifestyle at the popular new community.
“We are delighted to be able to play a role in [helping provide] high-quality housing for these young people,” Mr Dowler said.
“Everything at Ed.Square will be within minutes. The town centre will provide a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct incorporating an Eat Street, fresh food marketplace and Coles supermarket, state-of-the-art event cinema, childcare centre, waterplay area, tavern and healthcare facilities.
“You don’t have to have a car at Ed.Square as you are already connected to a thriving community and the Edmondson Park train station is on your doorstep. This connectivity is an important part of the criteria for Summer Housing regarding optimum housing for people with disability.”
Adding to this, Dan McLennan, chief executive, Summer Housing, noted the new homes at Ed.Square will be a welcome addition to meet the rising housing needs of people with disabilities.
“Summer Housing’s delivery model is a contemporary one that brings accessible and affordable housing and support together with smart home technology to give individuals greater choice and control over how they live. The right housing and support in the right location can increase a person’s quality of life and independence, while reducing lifetime care costs,” Mr McLennan said.
“We look to partner with governments, private developers, community housing providers and other stakeholders to increase the range and scale of diverse housing options available for people with disabilities.
“We are really pleased that Frasers Property Australia is onboard with our objective to provide quality and accessible housing for the whole community, inclusive of people with disabilities.
“It will be exciting and rewarding to see 10 new residents move into their new homes at Ed.Square in the second half of 2020.”