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Specialist housing for at risk

- JUDITH AISTHORPE

TERRITORIA­NS living with a disability will be able to access new fit-for-purpose housing after land was awarded to two service organisati­ons.

Carpentari­a Disability Services and Life Without Barriers, will construct new Specialist Disability Accommodat­ion dwellings on four parcels of land in Darwin’s northern suburbs. Disabiliti­es Minister Kate Worden said the homes would be designed to provide Kate Worden a high level of physical support for the residents. “Territoria­ns living with a disability want and deserve access to high quality services and to be able to participat­e in safe and vibrant communitie­s,” she said. “People with complex disabiliti­es require a range of supports to ensure they can live as independen­tly as possible, this is what the establishm­ent of the new Specialist Disability Accommodat­ion will accomplish.” Constructi­on is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with dwellings to be occupied by early 2023.

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