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news housing developments meet critical need S pecialist disability accommodation (SDA) provider Community House Ltd has opened two new supported disability accommodation developments in recent months – one in Frankston, Victoria and one in Maryborough, Queensland. Both developments are fully adaptable with wheelchair access, special disability baths and beds to assist those with high and complex needs. In Frankston, the development known as ‘Wiles House’ – is designed attached to each unit for overnight to the Australian Standard for accommodation, and provides around- consists of a six-bedroom home Accessibility and Platinum criteria for the-clock access to support. inclusive of two semi-independent disabled access, which makes it fully units under the one roofline. The SDA-compliant under the NDIS. Group Steve Bevington said the Managing Director of CHL architecturally designed home now The facility, which includes three development was motivated by the supports six people between the affordable and accessible independent critical lack of suitable housing for ages of 17 and 27 with complex disability units, includes special people with high complex needs. support needs. assistive technology and is designed In Queensland, the completely “We are committed to do more to support people with a disability as there are a large number of people refurbished shared supported under the age of 65 years. The facility with a disability wanting suitable disability accommodation – popularly also includes a guest bedroom accommodation,” he said. washing day T 08 he Wallabies rugby stars Rob Simmons and Samu Kerevi put their off-field abilities to the test last month in support of people with disability. Rob and Samu put the team’s dirty The pair teamed up with the Federal Assistant Minister for Disability Services The Hon Jane Prentice, MP, to officially open the Redland Bay Road Laundromat. Multicap’s chief operations officer jerseys through the wash to try out the Seth Grantley said the Laundretto ‘smart’ technology at the new Capalaba would employ three people with Laundretto – an initiative of disability disability and provide a great service support service Multicap, offering to the local community. employment to people with disability. Multicap’s second laundromat giving “We are really happy to be here “Capalaba Laundretto is today to support the team at the new people with disability the opportunity Laundretto,” Rob said. “Everyone to have paid employment, greater deserves the opportunity to work and independence and to learn new and follow their dreams.” transferable skills,” he said. news Queensland Reds players Rob Simmons and Samu Kerevi, with Federal Assistant Minister for Disability Services The Hon Jane Prentice, MP, testing out the new Capalaba Laundretto. linkonline.com.au