Delivering housing for those in need

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Compass currently has a range of new SDA properties, located in various areas throughout the Hunter and other areas in New South Wales.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Compass currently has a range of new SDA properties, located in various areas throughout the Hunter and other areas in New South Wales.

Compass Housing Services (Compass) is a not-for-profit organisation with over 30 years' experience in providing secure and affordable housing, as well as delivering housing products for disadvantaged people who have difficulties sourcing adequate housing.

In a recent transfer of Disability Group Homes from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to the non-government sector, Compass successfully took over the tenancy and property management of 114 group homes across Sydney, Northern NSW, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, New England, Southern NSW and the Central West.

Compass also manages five respite homes in the NSW Central West and Sydney. In the transfer, as the SDA provider, Compass formed partnerships with Supported Independent Living providers to deliver high-quality disability accommodation and maintenance services to over 540 residents.

Compass' single, multi-function SDA Operations Division comprises of a dedicated team, in specialist roles, managing all property and tenancy management functions for the SDA portfolio and residents, families and related stakeholders.

Given the vulnerability of residents, Compass employs a high priority, responsive maintenance program.

Technical officers have an in-depth understanding and experience in property maintenance requirements of SDA including hoists, arjo baths, assistive technology and wheelchair damage prevention. This individualised service is backed up by a dedicated SDA group homes 1300 maintenance line operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Compass currently has a range of new SDA properties, located in various areas throughout the Hunter and other areas in New South Wales, for which applications are now open.

These purpose-built houses will allow residents with either high physical support and/or robust needs to live in a safe and secure home with individual support provided by associated Supported Independent Living Providers.

To learn more about Compass and current vacancies, contact Compass' SDA team at grouphomes@compasshousing.org or call 1300 333 733 and press 5.

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