OC Connections (OCC) has embarked on a very exciting project to review and improve the quality of our homes and make them more comfortable for residents.
All homes where OC Connections provides Supported Independent Living (SIL) will be inspected in the coming weeks and months, and a plan will be developed to upgrade any homes where improvement is required.
Under NDIS newer homes may even require some upgrades to bring them in line with the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) guidelines.
In the coming weeks, specialist tradespeople will be entering the homes with the OC Connections Facilities Manager to check each home.
Once this initial work has been completed OC Connections will develop a plan and will commence discussion and consultation with residents and families living in each home about any changes that may need to be made to the home. It is expected that the improvement project will take a number of years to complete.
Our Housing Project is in its earliest days, however, we will continue to keep staff, families and residents updated as further developments arise.
This is an exciting time for our Community Living area and is another step towards providing quality accommodation for people with disability in the community.