Good Housing Disability Services has launched new residences for people with disability in the northern Sydney suburb of Hornsby, the fourth in NSW for the SDA provider.

The homes have been developed to address the unique needs of residents requiring high level physical access provisions and enhanced spatial flexibility. Key design elements have been considered , minimising potential triggers, such as high noise, overcrowding and light sensitivity.

The Blue Gum residences feature a design first for Good Housing, comprising five custom designed one-bedroom villas developed under the SDA’s robust design category. Next door there is a two-bedroom resident house plus two adjoining one-bedroom high physical support and fully accessible villas. Each property has internal and external shared spaces, as well as private courtyards with indoor and outdoor common areas for residents.

Villas come with safety glass, strategically located stainless steel mirrors for a clear line of sight around corners, high-impact plaster board, acoustic panelling on ceilings, high-wearing soft impact vinyl floors, and are assisted-technology ready. Every room has an alternate exit for support providers in the event of an emergency. Residents will be also be offered a curated package of ergonomic furniture and appliances.

Good Housing plans to build around 300 homes across New South Wales and Victoria over the next five years.

Photo: Good Housing co-founders Samuel Graiche and Antony Anisse with tenant Tracey