A new accommodation service for young people with a disability was officially opened at Warnervale today by the Minister for Disability Services, Peter Primrose, and the Member for Wyong, David Harris.
Mr Primrose said the house would provide a new home for five young men who have complex support needs.
"This is the first stage in the site's development. A second house will be built to adjoin the new home and provide more accommodation," Mr Primrose said.
Mr Harris said the new home was a welcome piece of infrastructure in the region.
"I know that the families of the young residents, who are all from the Central Coast area, were keenly awaiting its completion as the residents had been in interim accommodation up until now," Mr Harris said.
"They now have their own bedrooms and recreation areas, which will make a big difference in their quality of life."
Mr Primrose said that funding for the project has allowed for a behavior support clinician to be attached to the service.
The site is owned by aging, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), however ongoing support services have been contracted to Lifestyle Solutions, one of ADHC's larger providers for specialist disability services with funding in this financial year of more than $31 million.
Mr Primrose said that the new home and support service had been developed as part of the Stronger Together, the NSW Government's 10-year $5.5 billion plan to improve and expand services for people with a disability their families and carers.
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