People with a disability in Rockhampton

24 September 2015

Twelve people with a disability in Rockhampton are gaining greater independence by moving into new state-of-the-art housing, which has been provided by Endeavour Foundation.

Today, Endeavour Foundation launched its new $1.6 million development at Norman Gardens, Rockhampton, which is part of the organisation’s self-funded At Home With Choices project to provide modern supported accommodation options with a maximum of four people living in each of the smart homes.

The homes were specially outfitted with the latest assistive living technology, which tailor to the needs of each person. Additional bedrooms have been built for support staff.

“Assistive technologies such as alert buttons have been installed in each bedroom and bathroom for residents to press if they need help,” Endeavour Foundation’s Executive General Manager of Business Solutions Gail Davidson said.

“As we prepare for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Queensland, we are providing homes which give people with a disability greater choice about where and with whom they live with, in a supportive environment.”  

The people in Rockhampton who Endeavour Foundation supports are keenly anticipating the upcoming move, as well as living with new roommates and friends.

“I’m looking forward to moving because it’s a nice house,” Tanya McKeown said. “I am excited about having my own room and living with Chris and Leanne.”

Endeavour Foundation has already delivered several, modern homes across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Maryborough, Cairns, Bundaberg and Gladstone as part of its At Home With Choices program.

Overall, the organisation has invested more than six million dollars into the program across Queensland.

Capricornia Respite Care Australia (CRCA) merged with Endeavour Foundation in January 2014, and as part of the amalgamation they kindly contributed $600,000 towards the AHWC project. The CRCA wanted their funding to go towards building houses for people with a disability.

Endeavour Foundation has been a part of the Rockhampton community for almost 60 years and provides supported accommodation, respite, in-home support, post-school education, training, and Learning & Lifestyle services to more than 200 people locally.

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Media Contact: Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Media and Communications Officer, on 0438 905 185 or s.fitzpatrick@endeavour.com.au

Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting more than 3,300 people with a disability from more than 230 locations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, through accommodation support, employment, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.

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