Homes Built for Independence

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‘Game changing’ accommodation has given people their independence back through innovative design and customised fittings that make both their home, and the wider community, easily accessible.

Accessible Homes Australia (AHA) Hope Island resident Gail Harbott says her two-bedroom Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) supports her to live completely independently.

“Everything is built lower so I have access to cooktops, benches, light switches and wider doors allowing me to move around in every area in my home,” says Gail.

“It has changed my life. We have support staff 24/7 with a call button so I can buzz them anytime I need and my support workers come to me.

“AHA has done it right. It’s like I’m living a normal life. They’ve done it properly.”


Fellow resident, Jason Parker, says living in AHA’s apartments on the northern Gold Coast, feels like winning the lottery, with amenities including an accessible pool, residents’ lounge, a private cinema room, and BBQ area for social gatherings.

“Living here feels like everything has fallen into place,” says Jason.

“We have smart system technology so I can activate the air-con from my phone.

“Having the access and free space to move around the apartment in a wheelchair is quite a feat.”

AHA’s SDA apartments are purpose built with state-of-the-art assistive technology for participants with high support needs, giving them greater independence and access to 24 hour onsite support.

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