CLIFF & MAREE DOWNEY

This week on the Barry Street blog, we spoke to Cliff and Maree Downey – parents of Lewis, a CLRS client who will be moving into one of the brand new Barry Street units.     Throughout conversation with Cliff and Maree, it’s clear that Lewis is incredibly excited to be moving into one of…

FIONA RAVERTY – PARENT OF CLIENT

This week on the Barry Street blog, we were lucky enough to speak to Fiona Raverty – mother to Dylan, a CLRS client who will be moving into one of the Barry Street units.  Fiona has been part of the Barry Street Project’s User Group, which invited clients and their family members to provide practical…

PETER GODFREY – ECHUCA METALAND

  This week on the Barry Street blog, we had a chat to Peter Godfrey of Echuca Metaland. Peter and Echuca Metaland have supported the Opening Doors Project by donating roofing to the Barry Street units, in conjunction with Lysaght. This is a very significant contribution, which has assisted CLRS in delivering these accessible units…

JACK BOURKE OF THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM

This week on the Barry Street blog, we sit down with Jack Bourke from Bourke Builders. Bourke Builders are a local construction company that have been building homes and working across a range of local projects for the past 30 years. Last year, Bourke Builders were awarded the contract for the Barry Street Project, and…

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WITH KYLIE BRUNS

Welcome back to the Barry Street Blogs! We’re now nearing completion of the Barry Street Project, delivering 4 accessible units for clients to live in. Over the coming weeks, this blog will cover progress of the final phase, and also provide details of when our clients move into their new homes. We recently sat down…

Team Leader – Defined Programs Social Enterprises (Disability)

About the Role CLRS is currently seeking to appoint a Team Leader to manage/oversee the daily operations of the two CLRS Social Enterprises, Recyclability and the Murray River Tea Rooms. The Team Leader – Defined Programs, a newly created role, involves working directly with clients accessing group based community activities at the CLRS social enterprises….

WHY IS THE OPENING DOORS PROJECT SO IMPORTANT?

So we’ve read a lot about what the Opening Doors Project is all about, but this week we thought we would capture exactly why the project – including the Barry Street Project – is so important. To do so, we asked each of our key contributors to answer:   Why do you believe the Opening…

THE ROLE OF THE BARRY STREET USER GROUPS

  As many would know, Community Living & Respite Services Inc. (CLRS) have successfully completed 3 Opening Doors Projects. However, what you may not know is that this project – The Barry Street Project – has a new spin on things.  During this project, CLRS have engaged directly with members of the local disability community…

MAIN PREPARATIONS DURING THE DESIGN PERIOD

  Now that we have a lay of the land (quite literally at the block in Barry Street, Echuca), it’s time to touch on where we’re up to now, and what we’ve achieved so far. A timeline of what’s been done, and what’s to come. In the dreaming phase of the Barry Street Project, CLRS…

AN INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE BARRY STREET PROJECT’

  Community Living and Respite Services (CLRS) are incredibly excited to be embarking on another Opening Doors Project – an initiative that involves building new accessible homes for local people with disability. The organisation currently has 13 registered SDA properties in Echuca-Moama, with 6 single-dwelling units and 7 houses.  As the name suggests, the housing…