Media release

Achieve Australia partners in next generation of inclusive housing



13 March 2020

Achieve Australia has partnered with a socially-minded property fund manager, Leftfield Social Housing Pty Ltd, to deliver purpose-built Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

There is currently a shortage of NDIS accredited disability housing in NSW and Australia-wide. The new venture, Inclusive Housing Australia (IHA), has been established to address this shortage and to provide people with disability with more choice and control over where and how they live. 

Achieve Australia Chairman Richard Dinham said addressing the residential disability accommodation shortage requires significant investment but also the knowledge that Achieve can bring with its long history of service delivery.

“With a vision to transform lives, this progressive and strategic initiative will make a real difference in the provision of fit-for-purpose accommodation for people with disability in Australia,” Mr Dinham said.

Achieve Australia CEO Jo-Anne Hewitt said it was also important fit-for-purpose accommodation is located in communities - something Achieve understands very well.

“After more than 65 years of providing disability accommodation and services to people in NSW, we are acutely aware of the need to address the gap in supply with fit-for-purpose accommodation, embedded in local communities,” Ms Hewitt said.

“We are delighted to announce our venture with Leftfield Social Housing to create Inclusive Housing Australia, which will present expanded accommodation options for people with disability,” she said.

Leftfield Social Housing is a privately owned subsidiary of the Paramor Group. Chair, Greg Paramor, said Leftfield’s collaboration with Achieve is another way of delivering more housing for people with disability which encourages independence and quality of life.

“The creation of IHA coincides with the philosophy of the National Disability Insurance Agency, which supports separating accommodation from support services to enable more choice and encourage greater accountability, clarity, specialisation and responsiveness from accommodation and support service providers,” Mr Paramor said.

Mr Dinham added: “The launch of IHA is an exciting venture that will pave the way for the growth in the design, supply and management of a new age of inclusive housing for people with disability in Australia.”

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Media enquiries for IHA should be directed to Ben Flores, 0404 893 892

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