In partnership with Activ and builder Tricrest Construction, Foundation Housing has completed two four-bedroom Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes in Bassendean, with NDIS participants due to move into the homes in early November.
Fully funded and developed by Foundation Housing, the project delivers high quality, fully adapted accommodation that enables completely independent living and room for carer support, if needed. The homes are a demonstration that supported accommodation does not need to be a compromise on quality or finish. The project has been three years in the making and has come to life through a strong partnership with Activ and a group of their clients who contributed to the design and development concepts at all stages of the project.
Foundation Housing worked closely with Activ to ensure the homes are well suited to individual clients. Specialist equipment in the homes include structural provision for hoists and rails, an uninterrupted power supply, and smart wiring to enable automated control of fixtures, fittings, lighting, gates and communications.
A mural was commissioned on the boundary wall to bring colour and vibrancy to the adjoining park. Award-winning artist Sioux Tempestt created a design that represents local flora, fauna, community and growth. The unique artwork creates a connection and a sense of belonging for both residents and the broader community.
Chief Executive Officer at Foundation Housing Chris Smith said they recognise the demand and essential need for new custom built specialist disability accommodation.
“Leveraging the NDIS, Foundation Housing commenced work on the project over three years ago. It has been fully funded from our existing cash reserves and sets the benchmark in WA for disability housing,” Mr Smith said.
“Sets the benchmark in WA for disability housing.”
“As with everything Foundation Housing does, the delivery of new homes is all about the impact it has on those who need housing. This project provides brand-new, purpose-built homes for those living with a disability. We have successfully delivered this project in an extremely difficult construction market and all without any requirement for public funding. We are thrilled that Activ have worked alongside us to ensure the homes are suitable for their clients and the input from the tenants and their families has been invaluable. This co-design approach has enhanced the quality and functionality of the finished product.”
Shelter WA’s Chief Executive Officer, Kath Snell and Head of Policy and Sector Development, Paula O’Leary both attended the event.