Building accessible housing in the Northern Territory
We are incredibly proud to be a part of this project, which recognises the importance of providing greater housing and life choices for Territorians with a disability.
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Life Without Barriers, along with Carpentaria Disability Services, is working with the Northern Territory Government to deliver fit-for-purpose accessible housing to support Territorians with a disability.
After being awarded two parcels of land by the NT Government to develop specialist disability accommodation (SDA), Life Without Barriers has made a further pledge to build another dwelling in Alice Springs.
“Life Without Barriers is delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to design and build accessible housing in partnership with Territorians with disability. Access to a home that responds to a person’s accessibility requirements can enhance their quality of life and also improve employment opportunities and the way people choose to engage as members of their community,” said Claire Robbs, Chief Executive, Life Without Barriers.
“We are committed to long term, sustainable and accessible housing for people with disability and will expand on the existing two projected Supported Independent Living facilities in the Northern Territory, by adding a further dwelling in Alice Springs.”
Specialist Disability Accommodation is a form of purpose-built housing that is designed to enable eligible NDIS participants to receive the support they need to live in the community.
Through our Strategy 2025, Life Without Barriers is committed to invigorating the choices people with disability have in relation to where they choose to live and how they choose to live their lives.
SDA is a form of purpose-built housing that is designed to enable eligible NDIS participants to receive the support they need to live in the community.
The new homes will be of a high quality and designed to complement the surrounding neighbourhood and streetscape. They will be fully accessible and designed to provide a high level of physical supports.
Minister for Disabilities Kate Worden said, "Territorians living with a disability want and deserve access to high quality services and to be able to participate in safe and vibrant communities.
“...Life Without Barriers will construct homes for our most vulnerable Territorians."
"An oasis for people to be safe, healthy and happy."
As a government we will continue to work with community organisations which benefit our Territory and provide positive outcomes for Territorians, while also creating local jobs in the process.”
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