Premier Opens Minderoo Rise Community Lifestyle Village

Premier Opens Minderoo Rise Community Lifestyle Village

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Disability Services Helen Morton

Community Village For People With Disability

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier opens redeveloped community village
  • Modern accommodation with support for residents
  • State Government provided more than $43 million in 2013-14 to Centre for Cerebral Palsy

Premier Colin Barnett and Disability Services Minister Helen Morton have welcomed back a group of people with disability as they move into their new purpose-built independent homes in Coolbinia.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Barnett today opened the $7.1 Million Minderoo Rise community lifestyle village following the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former Cassia village with $5.7 Million in State Government funding as well as private funds.

“The specialised lifestyle approach taken at Minderoo Rise enables people with disability to live in the community in a homely environment, and be confident of receiving the levels of care and support they require.” Mr. Barnett said.

“I am delighted to see the residents enjoying these modern surroundings and wonderful facilities on offer and the sense of community it brings.”

The village now boasts villas, larger living areas, more accessible paths and attractive landscaped grounds for the 25 residents and their visitors to enjoy.

WA Minister for Disability Services Helen Morton

WA Minister for Disability Services Helen Morton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said she was pleased to see the Centre for Cerebral Palsy’s continuing commitment to developing services to address the unique needs of people with disability.

“This project is a great example of how service provision can give people real choice about how they want to be supported, because every person is different.” Mrs. Morton said.

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy provides services and support to more than 1,700 people with disability and their families and carers, with a specialty in supporting people with cerebral palsy.

In 2013-14, the State Government provided more than $43 Million to the centre – a not-for-profit organisation – to deliver accommodation and community support, alternatives to employment, respite programs and therapy services.

To support the Mindaroo Rise project, the centre ran a ‘Welcome Home Campaign’ which raised $2.1 Million and included key contributions from the Minderoo Foundation and Lotterywest. This funding will also support redevelopment of the ‘CP Tech’ service.

“Minderoo Rise demonstrates what can be achieved when there are successful partnerships between the State Government and non-government sectors. In addition, it’s also a terrific example of philanthropy in action.” Mrs. Morton said.

Fact File

  • The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is a not-for-profit organisation providing services and support to more than 1,700 people with disability and their families and carers, with a specialty in supporting people with cerebral palsy
  • CP Tech service assists people with disability to gain greater independence through prescribing and/or fabricating equipment and technology options
  • The accessible pathways and landscaped grounds, including raised garden beds, have created opportunities for socialising and will allow residents to more fully participate in gardening activities

About Cerebral Palsy

  • It is a permanent physical condition that affects movement, impacting on the ability to swallow, speak, move and sit
  • It develops as a result of damage to the growing brain during pregnancy, birth or early childhood
  • More than 80 children are born in WA each year with cerebral palsy
  • There is no known cure but there are treatments to improve many of the symptoms