Supported Accommodation for Adults with an Intellectual Disability
Through the provision of supported accommodation to adults with an intellectual disability, we aim to improve each person's quality of life in a manner that will enable them to contribute to their local community based on their individuality and identified needs.
Orange City Council offers supported accommodation to adults with an intellectual disability to assist them in living a valued lifestyle within their local community. Support is offered, dependent upon the person's individual needs, in the areas of socialising, health management, recreation and leisure, assisting people to maintain their chosen vocation, budgeting, household skills and education.
The Council currently receives funding from the NSW Department of Human Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care to provide support to 13 people ranging in age from 25 years to 65 years. Each person is required to pay a percentage of his or her pension as full board and lodging, which goes toward household costs.
This financial support allows the Council to employ experienced residential workers to support each person in the manner that they require. Accommodation is offered to residents through private rental agreements, agreements with other community organisations or the NSW Department of Housing.
To be eligible to request accommodation support, each person is required to be assessed through the NSW Department of Human Servicves - Ageing, Disability and Home Care and be deemed eligible to receive a Supported Accommodation Package.
For those people who are seeking supported accommodation and who are not deemed eligible to receive funding under the NSW Department of Human Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care's Supported Accommodation Program, there is an option to apply directly by contacting the Residential Services Co-ordinator on the number above. Following the completion of a brief assessment process they will be placed on a waiting list until a suitable vacancy becomes available.