New home to provide a better quality of life for people with disability
21 September 2012
NSW Minister for Ageing and Disability Services Andrew Constance has today opened a new group home for ageing residents with disability in Kingswood.
The home will be operated by the Thorndale Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that provides accommodation, day programs and employment for people with an intellectual disability.
“The Thorndale Foundation has a proud history of supporting people with disability and this development is evidence of that,” Mr Constance said.
“It’s a very exciting time for the five residents who have been supported by Thorndale for over 30 years at a site at Orchard Hills.”
“The residents toured the construction site as part of their transition, chose colours for their own rooms and have been using a visual aid to assist them to familiarise themselves with their new home.”
Thorndale covered all building and land costs for the home. The NSW Government will provide recurrent funding of over $300,000 for the ongoing support of the residents.
Minister Constance said this project demonstrates what can be achieved when organisations, families, carers and government all work together.
“This new home will see residents begin a new chapter in their lives and provides both a better quality of life and support services that these residents need,” Mr Constance said.
For more information, visit www.thorndale.org.au.