Families and people with disabilities in Mount Gambier will now have more support and security following the opening of the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation’s new home.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin who attended today’s opening said the assisted accommodation home will cater for up to five adults at a time.

“This new home will provide care and support around the clock each day in a normal household environment, with six bedrooms, each with an ensuite built to disability standards,” Mr Pasin said.

“With two lounge areas, a kitchen, common area and laundry as well as a private garden and secure fencing, this facility has been built with the comfort of its residents in mind, helping to ensure they feel at home.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s $530,000 investment will provide more care options for families in the region.

“By creating additional accommodation locally, this project will help reduce the financial, physical and emotional strain involved in securing disability-friendly housing far away from their family members and home,” Mr McCormack said.

“This project delivered important social outcomes and through creating 14 jobs during construction and supporting another 17 ongoing roles, we have also contributed to a stronger economic future for Mount Gambier – a win all around.”

This project was jointly funded with the Liberal and Nationals’ Government investing $530,000, Ryder-Cheshire Australia $250,000, Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation $214,343, Rotary Club of Mount Gambier $20,000 and private donations worth $86,000.


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