Pictured: Rocky Bay CEO Michael Tait, Dale Alcock, and Helga, Chris and Toni Catlow.
Rocky Bay has joined forces with Dale Alcock Homes in a first-of-its-kind partnership between a builder and disability services provider to construct Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Western Australia.
The new partnership will see Rocky Bay and Dale Alcock Homes look at a pathway to further develop contemporary and bespoke housing options for people living with disability in Western Australia.
The foundations have been laid at Rocky Bay’s Girrawheen site for construction of two three bedroom, two bathroom supported group homes, which KPA Architects have designed to meet the criteria set out in the SDA Guidelines. The homes have been designed to operate as two independent duplexes, with a room adjoining to allow onsite carers to access both homes with ease and maintain the privacy of the residents.
The partnership comes as the NDIS and Federal Governments continue to focus on increasing accessibility and affordability of SDA housing for people living with disability in Australia.
The SDA initiative is aimed at generating greater investment in accommodation for people living with disability across Australia and provides a boost for eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.
The SDA funding will provide opportunities for those living with high or complex needs to be supported in appropriate accommodation which is purpose built to meet their requirements, including assistive technology and daily living support. It will also provide eligible participants with great flexibility in choice and more control in deciding where to live and with whom.
Rocky Bay CEO Mr Michael Tait said the partnership with Dale Alcock Homes would see a new era of contemporary housing design and quality products supplied to the disability sector.
“For many years, disability housing has been low on the agenda due to the high costs to build and maintain, and limited capital available to the WA State Government and disability providers,” Mr Tait said.
“The Federal Government’s commitment to supporting new home builds through the SDA funding has provided an opportunity for providers and builders to work together to achieve positive outcomes for people living with disability in WA.
“We know we’re partnering with a trusted and reputable builder in Dale Alcock Homes, which will allow for innovative housing options, including group homes and independent living units, to be supplied for people living with disability across Perth.
“We believe everyone should have access to the same level of high quality and standards which are set for all new home builds, no matter their ability, and we are now in a position to be able to achieve this vision.”
Dale Alcock, ABN Group Managing Director and owner of Dale Alcock Homes, is pleased to be partnering with Rocky Bay in the development and construction of Rocky Bay’s first SDA facility in Girrawheen under the NDIS scheme.
“We are aware of the growing demand in the Western Australian community for speciality accommodation delivered under the NDIS scheme and our team looks forward to working with Rocky Bay and other SDA accommodation suppliers on future projects,” Mr Alcock said.
“The shared commitment to outstanding customer service and passion for excellence between our organisations will be key to ensuring a great outcome for this project and many more in the future.
“We look forward to exceeding expectations and delivering the same construction quality and customer experience to Rocky Bay’s clients that many Western Australian’s have enjoyed over the last 40 years.”
Rocky Bay are seeking expressions of interest from people living with disability of all ages who require Specialist Disability Accommodation in Perth. Please call 9383 6113 to register your interest.
SDA will need to be included in eligible participant’s NDIS plans to allow customers, their carers, guardians or families to have the freedom to go to market to find or commission a home that suits their individual needs.
Customers can directly test their eligibility for SDA with a dedicated national team available to guide the planning and assessment processes and provide greater assistance to customers.
Rocky Bay currently has five two-bedroom SDA approved properties located in Mosman Park, with plans underway to build many more across the Perth metropolitan area.
For more information on Rocky Bay’s long-term supported accommodation, please call 9383 6113 or fill the below enquiry form.