An innovative venture between an established disability service provider and a socially minded property fund manager will focus on delivering purpose-built accommodation to service the growing demand for NDIS accredited disability housing.
Achieve Australia which has more than 65 years’ experience as a disability support provider, will partner with Leftfield Social Housing Pty Ltd to launch Inclusive Housing Australia (IHA), to address the current gap in supply of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
Achieve Australia Chairman Richard Dinham said this gap in supply in the residential housing sector requires substantial investment combined with expertise in disability services to meet the emerging need.
“With a vision to transform lives, this progressive and strategic initiative will make a real difference in the provision of fit-for-purpose accommodation for people with disability in Australia,” Mr Dinham said.
Achieve Australia CEO Jo-Anne Hewitt said the provider was aware of the challenges people are facing in securing appropriate, accessible and high-quality SDA across Australia.
“After more than 65 years of providing disability accommodation and services to people in NSW, we are acutely aware of the need to address the gap in supply with fit-for-purpose accommodation, embedded in local communities,” Ms Hewitt said.
“We are delighted to announce our venture with Leftfield Social Housing to create Inclusive Housing Australia, which will present expanded accommodation options for people with disability.”
Leftfield Social Housing is a privately owned subsidiary of the Paramor Group. Chair, Greg Paramor, said Leftfield’s collaboration with Achieve is another way of delivering more housing for people with disability which encourages independence and quality of life.
“The creation of IHA coincides with the philosophy of the National Disability Insurance Agency, which supports separating accommodation from support services to enable more choice and encourage greater accountability, clarity, specialisation and responsiveness from accommodation and support service providers,” Mr Paramor said.
Achieve Australia Chairman Richard Dinham added: “The launch of IHA is an exciting venture which will pave the way for the growth in the design, supply and management of a new age of inclusive housing for people with disability in Australia.”
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