Quality Living Options Bendigo Inc. is an association of parents and carers of adults with an intellectual disability. Currently, they have a current membership of over 50 families very concerned about the lack of supported accommodation for our family members in the Bendigo region.
With many parents caring for their children with a disability well into their 70’s and 80’s, experiencing much anxiety about the future of their adults beyond their own ability to care for them. Thus they have plans a for a range of accommodation styles – from individual units to a larger home that accommodates up to four or five people, including a Carer on site 24 hours each day. The dream; a place where every individual can experience a healthy home, social and cultural life.
This ambition to creates a place where people who have a disability can tread confidently and carefully, a place where they can be secure and have the ongoing care they need. The project is examining to create a place they can call home, a place where they will be happy and have the opportunity to contribute their particular enthusiasms, interests, skills and gifts – a place where they can achieve their hopes, dreams and endeavours – to be active participating members of the community.
For many years the creation of new purpose-built houses for disabled people in Victoria has been very limited and has not kept up with the need. Bendigo has been particularly affected by this problem – there is a critical lack of appropriate housing for people with an intellectual disability who have the need for a high level of care.
Quality Living Options are fundraising on Big Give $10,000 to form the first footprint on the path to creating their dream into a reality. The Community Foundation is eager to see this very deserving non-for-profit group accomplish their 100 footprints on Big Give.
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