The countdown is on until two brand new SDA sites open in Gosford in September. Aptly named Ability Apartments Showground Road and Ability Apartments Gosford Central, they are the vision of pioneering SDA providers Ability SDA.

Revolutionary SDA appoints trusted SIL provider – twice!

Media Release, Jun 24, 2020

The countdown is on until two brand new SDA sites open in Gosford in September. Aptly named Ability Apartments Showground Road and Ability Apartments Gosford Central, they are the vision of pioneering SDA providers Ability SDA.

Both sites feature 10 specially designed apartments which are peppered throughout larger residential buildings, allowing tenants to immediately integrate into their community. Also included in each building is an apartment accommodating the onsite Supported Independent Living (SIL) team who will assist tenants 24 hours a day.

The state-of-the-art projects follow on from Ability SDA’s first two builds which were successfully opened in Guildford in July 2019 and Villawood in May 2020.

Entrusting care of the tenants to a SIL provider is a big decision, but for Ability SDA Co-director Paul Simmons one candidate stood out from the very beginning.

“We were really impressed with Coastlink’s long-term commitment to the disability sector and their vision to help people live a life of choice and inclusion. For those reasons we decided to appoint Coastlink as SIL provider for both sites and we’re excited to begin this adventure together.”

Coastlink CEO John Davis agreed saying “Our aim is to improve the daily lives of the people we assist and allow them to maintain independence and connect with their community. Gosford is a beautiful place to live, and we’re thrilled to be part of such a revolutionary project.”

With both builds nearing completion, it’s easy to see the life-changing opportunities the apartments will provide for tenants. Several tenants are already regular visitors to the sites, eager to envisage the life they’ll live in their own high physical support apartment.

Once they’ve moved in, tenants will receive the support they need at any time of the day or night thanks to cutting-edge assistive technology which is connected directly to the onsite support team.

Extra wide doorways and circulation spaces will allow for even the largest chairs and provision has been made for ceiling hoists in the bedrooms to ensure the safety of both residents and support staff.

The apartments are generously sized with incredible finishes and views. Not surprisingly, many people think this type of accommodation is out of their reach, but with the cost subsidised by the NDIS for eligible participants, it is truly affordable.