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Work starts on homes for people with disability in Ryde

8 August 2013



Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka has today celebrated the beginning of construction of the Ryde Area Supported Accommodation for Intellectually Disabled (RASAID) project.

Mr Ajaka said the new homes will help people with disability to live as independently as possible. 

“People can plan for the future, particularly the families of those with disability, confident that their loved ones are in accommodation centred on their needs, life and preferences,” Mr Ajaka said.

“The new residents will be supported by support packages which give people with disability, their family and carers access to paid support and services.

“The complex will be built in a cluster arrangement providing affordable, long-term accommodation for 15 people with a diverse range of needs who have the potential to live outside of home with support,” Mr Ajaka said.

Member for Ryde, Minister for Citizenship and Communities and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello said the project is the result of hard work and the dedication of many people.

“I have supported RASAID since its inception I am incredibly pleased that the work of local families, State and Federal governments can now be made a reality. 

“Members of RASAID are to be congratulated for their tireless efforts and passion to achieve the dream for their adult children. It was a difficult mountain to climb, but success was achieved with the help of the Ryde community working together.”

The RASAID project in Smalls Road was funded by the NSW and Federal Governments under the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF).

Evolve Housing which is one of the State’s largest community housing providers has partnered with RASAID for the construction of this project.

For more information about RASAID visit www.rasaid.org.au.

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