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Housing Solutions

“The need for affordable, accessible and suitable accommodation for people with a disability will not resolve itself; it needs a dogged focus, determined action and resilient partnerships to achieve this. It is for this reason that we are driving the 121 Care Disability Housing Solutions.”  Kym Chomley, General Manager 121 Care

Access to liveable, affordable housing for people with disabilities continues to be problematic for many. People with disabilities often experience long waiting periods for government social housing and poor co-tenancy options, often outside of where people live – their community.

Many ageing parents of people with disabilities are also seeking affordable and appropriate accommodation in their locale. The historical “take it or go back to the bottom of the waiting list” approach left the power in the hands of government away from people with disabilities and their families.

However, there are alternative models to government-controlled housing which can give power and choice back to people with a disability and their families. Some of the models proposed by the 121 Care Disability Housing Solution include:

  • Rent to buy
  • Dual living – separation of housing area
  • Trust – 2/3 person
  • Social investment trusts.

We have established a housing sub-committee and are in the process of forming an advisory panel to guide the project/process.

Do you have a housing problem you need a solution to? Tell us your problem by completing the Expression of Interest Form and a member of our expert team will get back to you. 121 Care Housing Solutions Brochure

Your details will remain confidential. 121 Care may request your permission to release your contact details to other families or individuals with similar requirements and needs. 121 Care’s team of experts wants to help you find the most suitable housing option. No fees are charged by 121 Care for referrals to suitable providers.

With an aging population, parents of adult children with a disability constantly worry about who will look after their child when they are unable to; as well as where they will live. The 121 Care Disability Housing Solutions aims to bring together like-minded people who are able to access invaluable information on what housing services are available, how housing models can be challenged and how they can be financed. We believe everyone has the right to safe, comfortable and suitable accommodation and believe we can work together to achieve this.

However, there are alternative models to government-controlled housing which can give power and choice back to people with a disability and their families. Some of the models proposed by the 121 Care Disability Housing Solution include:

  • Rent to buy
  • Dual living – separation of housing area
  • Trust – 2/3 person
  • Social investment trusts.

We have established a housing sub-committee and are in the process of forming an advisory panel to guide the project/process.

If you are interested in knowing more about 121 Care Disability Housing Solution please complete the Expression of Interest on the following page. Your information will be stored securely as per the Privacy Act 2006 and the 121 Care privacy policy.

Our housing team

Ben Dalton – Has been in the building industry for more than 20 years and his business, Your Asset Group, covers a diverse range of services including retro-fitting existing houses to accessible standards. Ben works with 121 Care to provide housing solutions for people with disabilities and Your Asset Accessible Homes are building client independence.

 

 

 

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Peter Porcellini – In practice as a solicitor in Queensland since 1987, Peter works on achieving succession and estate planning goals for clients in a measured and secure way. Peter is contributing to 121 Care Disability Housing Solutions by providing pertinent legal advice.

PictureBarry Johnson – A specialist in financial modelling, NDIS and ownership structures. Barry is a Management Committee member of 121 Care and was the senior partner in a prominent accounting form for more than 20 years. Barry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Director
PictureMark Emsden – A real estate agent for 14 years and as proprietor of Cube Real Estate, Mark has developed a fully integrated marketing system and will help source and acquire properties for the 121 Care Disability Housing Solutions project.
PictureAlan O’Callaghan – Alan has a background in disability advocacy spanning nearly 40 years, including supporting students with disabilities in adult education and TAFE. Throughout the ‘90s, Alan was employed by Melbourne’s Banyule City Council as the Access and Integration Officer advising on a range of disability access and inclusion issues across all Council departments and he was also involved with providing access advice to Ministry of Housing Victoria on a specific development.
 PictureScott Roberts – With nearly 30 years banking and finance experience, Scott is now a financing specialist for innovative funding models. His experience with a major bank and as state manager of one of Australia’s major aggregators, helps Scott to create the niche business that is IBN Direct: Alternative Funding Solutions.
PictureRob Ellis – A financial planner specialising in disability planning, Rob has more than 20 years of experience and has previously served on a number of management committees including Sporting Wheelies, Paraplegic Benefit Fund and the Queensland Spinal Injuries Research Foundation. Robert is focused on helping to resolve the challenges and identifying the opportunities faced by the disability services sector.
PictureDavid Stafford – David holds many roles working as the accountant for 121 Care, secretariat for the 121 Care Housing Solutions and is also currently Contract Officer with Disability Services Queensland (previously involved with 121 Care in this role since 2006). He has worked in multiple roles in the disability sector including as support worker, local area coordinator and supports facilitator and brings a wealth of experience to his roles.
PictureRob Walter has a diverse background in project management and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration. Through his work with various Not for Profit Disability Support organisations, Rob understands the challenges and needs in delivering support services to those with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues in the Sunshine Coast region.