22 NEW GROUP HOUSES IN TWO YEARS
At a noisy and very well attended "Gala Opening" , the residents, families, staff and many others recently celebrated the opening of Valmar's latest group house in Canberra. The house located in Charnwood in the ACT was purchased and extensively modified by Valmar specifically to meet the community based accommodation support needs of younger people with MS who would otherwise have continued to live in aged care Nursing Homes.
The opening was the culmination of a successful nine month partnership between the MS Society and Valmar, each of which were able to contribute part of the puzzle needed to bring this house from a dream to reality.
Thanks to the NDIS Valmar now provides support in 19 houses in the ACT, and 3 in Southern NSW, in addition to the 9 that we operate in NSW from pre-NDIS days. These 30 houses will shortly be joined by a group house planned for Tumbarumba and another for Yass.