Opening Doors Project
Our Opening Doors Project helps people who require assistance 24 hours a day – we use innovative technology and housing solutions to enable a more independent life.
In 2022, we built 4 units for people with disability at Barry Street, Echuca.
In 2023, we are building 2 units on Spoonbill Street in Moama.
To hear from those living in some of our homes, visit the link below.
This video tells the 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬.
If you would like to see an example of a previous house that has been built through the Opening Doors Project, visit the link below.
Opening Doors – Barry Street Project – David 6 Month Check-In
David moved into his new home at Barry Street in Echuca 6 months ago, and is enjoying living in the accessible new unit. When asked what he enjoyed most about his new home, he said, “I like it. I like the garden, I like going for walks, and playing with lego and I do craft…”
Throughout the design and construction of the units at Barry Street, CLRS engaged directly with members of the local disability community to ensure the homes were built with the end-users in mind. 2 ‘User Groups’ were formed, which consisted of clients, family members of clients, and local people with disability. Leah Taaffe (CLRS CEO) says, “The idea of the User Groups is to provide a level of insight that we’ve not had before. It’s a personal insight, which allows us to ensure we’re designing these units to suit the needs of the people who … live in them.”
This level of personal detail allows clients to enjoy the things they love most. For David, having a veggie patch was essential. When asked about his veggie patch, David said, “… I’ve got a veggie patch with tomatoes, cabbage, corn and roses – I’ve got two out there”.
Opening Doors – Barry Street Project – David, CLRS Client
Donating to the Opening Doors Project
Do you want to make a difference? Donate today! Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Contact Gillian Noelker, Executive Assistant to the CEO on (03) 5480 2388 for more information.
If you are looking for more information about Specialist Disability Accommodation, please download our brochure by clicking the button below – or call us on (03) 5480 2388