About My Home, My Life
A place to live for Australians with disability.
Endeavour Foundation believes people with disability in Australia have the same right to the safety and comfort of having a permanent roof over their head like anyone else.
Sadly, there are currently 4,105 people with a disability aged under 65 living in aged care and this is unacceptable.
However, the challenge doesn’t stop there.
Demand for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is still outstripping supply among NDIS participants.
At the same time, we know many people with a disability are still living at home with aging parents who themselves may need additional supports.
Tackling the accessible housing shortage
When we surveyed the parents of people with intellectual disability, they told us their biggest concern was who would care for their children when they died.
This situation is intolerable and is the driving force behind our My Home, My Life initiative.
The time for action on accessible housing is now.
We want to see more accessible homes built to meet the needs of people with disability and address the shortfall in accessible housing.
Our My Home, My Life initiative aims to shed light on the chronic housing shortage facing Australians with disability and take real action to tackle this issue.
When we launched the My Home, My Life initiative in 2020, we committed to spend $35m over three years to build brand new accessible homes and renovate existing homes to bring them to the highest standards.
We’re now increasing this investment to $45m over four years due to the enormous community need for accessible housing. We will build more than 70 new homes, including houses, townhouses, duplexes and apartments. On top of that, a further 26 homes will be fully renovated to the same high standards.
Endeavour Foundation currently has 546 accessible housing opportunities available to Queensland with disability. After completing our four-year My Home, My Life initiative more than 600 options will be available.
Why My Home, My Life matters
A home is about more than bricks and mortar.
A home is a sanctuary.
It's a place where we can spend time with our friends, family and loved ones, or simply enjoy time to ourselves.
Our home symbolises our individuality and independence.
"My Home" represents a sense of ownership and safety.
"My Life" represents independence and choice of living your best life with support when you need it.
Put together, Endeavour Foundation's My Home, My Life initiative gives people with disability a place to truly call home and the independence to live life in a way that they choose.
We urge Australians to support Endeavour Foundation as we advocate for, and build, accessible housing.