Accommodation

Accommodation

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Supported accommodation

Jewish Care's supported accommodation, located in the heart of the Jewish community of Melbourne, provides meaningful housing options for adults with a disability who wish to live independently, but who need some support to be able to do so.

Our accommodation offers a warm, homely environment, staffed with professionals who are matched to the particular needs of each resident.

There are four community residential units offering a supportive home in the heart of our community:

  • Elsternwick
  • Caulfield
  • Carnegie
  • South Caulfield 

Person Centred Active Support is an innovative approach to disability services where support staff encourage the participation of people with a disability in daily activities, adapting their assistance according to the capabilities of each particular individual, as those abilities develop over time.

Jewish Care is an industry leader in the area of Person Centred Active Support delivery, having embedded the model in its Supported Accommodation residences in 2004. Jewish Care has also published a paper in The Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability on the subject in 2008 and has hosted various Person Centred Active Support forums sharing its expertise with other support providers in the field.

 

Independant accommodation

The Richard and Marietta Manders Villas

Our uniquely Jewish approach offers people with a disability an opportunity to discover new ways to grow, participate in the community life and experience independence.

A blend of housing, individualised support and community engagement, The Manders Villas, located in the heart fo the Jewish community of Melbourne, is a permanent home for sixteen adults. Comprised of four villas and sixteen suites in the heart of the Victorian Jewish community,The Manders Villas staff support residents to lead an independent life in a safe, secure environment.

 

Conceived and designed following intensive community consultations with clients, their families, carers, support providers and industry experts, The Manders Villas provide personalised support in response to the unique needs and goals of its residents.

The choice of location embodies Jewish Care's commitment to mishpacha (family), enabling residents to live in the midst of familiar people and places where they are personally known and loved and surrounded by the vibrant cultural life to which they belong.

 

The cornerstone of The Manders Villas visionary model of inclusivity is the beautiful communal hub; a recreation space designed for use by community, social, youth and sporting groups to hold activities and events. By encouraging the community to host their programs at The Manders Villas, residents can readily join in and be a part of enjoying and contributing to community life.

The communal hub will also provide a central location for other people with disabilities in the area to come together and enjoy a range of activities. Led by the residents with support from volunteers, these activities will nurture friendships and promote support networks.

The Hub is used for other programs and functions, in which the residents are included such as; youth functions,community gatherings and more.

As with all new Jewish Care buildings, The Manders Villas features sustainable design which also benefits residents with reduced cost of living. Incorporating solar powered hot water, rain harvest tanks for grey water usage, roof, wall and window insulation and contemporary solar design principles, these initiatives dramatically reduce dependence on additional heating and cooling.

Person Centred Active Support is an innovative approach to disability services where support staff encourage the participation of people with a disability in daily activities, adapting their assistance according to the capabilities of each particular individual, as those abilities develop over time.

Jewish Care is an industry leader in the area of Person Centred Active Support delivery, having embedded the model in its Supported Accommodation residences in 2004. Jewish Care has also published a paper in The Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability on the subject in 2008 and has hosted various Person Centred Active Support forums sharing its expertise with other support providers in the field.

For more information, please contact Front Door on (03) 8517 5999 or .


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