Affordable, accessible apartments for people with disabilities
More than 28,000 people across Australia require speciality disability accommodation, with more than 6,300 young Australians living in aged care homes not suited to their needs.
The NDIS through the Specialist Disability Accommodation scheme is working with accommodation providers such as Ability SDA to build new homes to allow people with a disability to live independently and to have better of quality of life.
Realising the vast need in Australia for specialist disability accommodation, Paul and Angie Simmons established Ability SDA in 2016 and embarked on several SDA building projects around the country.
With previous experience in aged care, finance and property development, Paul and Angie brought together a team of dedicated people with the goal of reducing the number of young people living in nursing homes.
Ability SDA builds large self-contained apartments that are well located, safe, tech savvy, affordable and completely accessible for people with a disability.
These stylish, purpose-built apartments include access to onsite support providers to ensure tenants can live safely and independently, whilst becoming more engaged with their community and socially included.
Ability SDA is one of the pioneers of this space, providing more than 50 accessible apartments in five locations, Gosford Central, Gosford Showground Road, Guildford, Townsville and Villawood
MEET OUR TEAM
Paul’s key responsibilities include site identification, land acquisition, feasibility, consultant coordination, financial management and project management.
While currently city based, Paul could easily find himself at home on a farm growing fruit trees and raising animals. Paul likes to switch off tending to his backyard garden, border collie named Chilli and his 4 chooks.
Angie’s key responsibilities include interior and building design, marketing, PR, consultant coordination, customer relations and property management.
Angie is a connector and people person. She loves to be deep in conversation with people to find out what they are passionate about. Angie makes lifelong friends wherever she goes.
Gemma loves all things design with a fondness for watercolours and typography and spends most of her time raising her young family.