MS Queensland joins LifeBright to offer world-class accessible accommodation in Robina
MS Queensland has partnered with LifeBright to help conquer the Disability Housing Crisis with its latest Gold Coast project to deliver 18 Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartments in Robina.
MS Queensland and SDA designer, builder and operator, LifeBright, have united to raise awareness of the issues around a lack of accommodation for young people living with disabilities and to provide an affordable and accessible solution.
MS Queensland CEO (Interim) Zane Ali said the Gold Coast apartments, now under construction, are MS Queensland’s sixth accommodation project and a step towards maximising the independence and quality of life for people living with high or complex support needs.
“We’re excited to preview the Robina apartments prior to its official opening. Calls for expression of interest are now open from people living with MS and other neurological conditions looking for world-class and purpose-built independent accommodation at the Gold Coast,” Mr Ali said.
“MS Queensland will provide the Supported Independent Living services, including 24-hour care, and is committed to offering functional and independent living while also ensuring comfort for residents.
“Understanding what people living with these disabilities really need, we are supporting LifeBright in its creation of amazing homes that are genuinely inviting, modern and bright, while being practical. They are a place to call home,” he said.
LifeBright Founder and CEO, Phil Usher said they noticed a void in the accommodation market for people with disabilities and wanted to offer a solution for independent living.
“Together with MS Queensland, we want to positively enhance the lives of many people living with MS and other neurological conditions by providing independent living solutions for some of the over 1,200 people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care across Queensland,” Mr Usher said.
“We designed and built the apartments specifically to get young people out of aged care and chose to partner with MS Queensland to deliver support services because of its specialised, high-quality and bespoke 24-hour care.”
Located in the heart of Robina, the LifeBright apartments offer 18 luxury two-bedroom homes for residents that are purpose-built to support High Physical Support Platinum Standards.
The apartments are wheelchair-accessible and smart wired to allow voice, touch or gaze activated systems, as well as a communications system for tenants to contact MS Queensland support workers when they need assistance.
As part of MS Queensland’s mission, the organisation intends to continue opening additional housing across Queensland, which will accommodate people accepted by the National Disability Insurance Agency to have Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living.
The apartments are to be opened in September 2020.
To submit an expression of interest, contact MS Queensland on (07) 3840 0888 or visit www.msqld.org.au to find out more on independent living.