Looking For Land
State: Western Australia
Suburbs: Perth & surrounds
Develop Model Undecided
Legal Structure: Undecided
Project Status: Proposal & Feasibility Study
Green Fabric Professionals Involved
Green Fabric endorses projects that demonstrate, or are currently in the process of demonstrating, sustainable community building & living in their Social Fabric; by providing opportunities for community to be involved during the project as well as after the project is completed, and in their Built Fabric; by achieving a minimum &/or average energy rating of 8+ stars with Life Cycle Design Analysis showing a saving in carbon emissions of at least 70% &/or accredited Sustainability Certification.
Living Better, Caring Together
Innovative Model of Care WA
Vicki is caring for her partner Michael, who is living with younger onset dementia. Life has changed considerably for them with the loss of independence and a significant reduction of income. The future is unpredictable and further complicated by the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), changes to My Aged Care and home support, as well as the difficulty in accessing short term respite care. Moreover, recent revelations regarding concerns over the standard of care and abuse of people in care that has led to a royal commission to investigate and report on these matters is disturbing.
They consider cohousing to be an affordable care and living option that will give them more control over their future with the ability to meet their changing needs as time progresses as well as enhance their lifestyle with the added social, economic and environmental benefits. The hope is to avoid the prospect and agonsing decision of placing Mike in a care facility.
The distinguishing features of this model are the willingness of residents to support one another with their care needs and the inclusion of a low rental residence for a support coordinator who can assist with care planning, access to services and coordinate group activities.
- Intentional community; connection, engagement and participation
- Compassionate community; caring for each other is a shared responsibility
- Deliberative development and codesign with additional regard for therapeutic needs
- Shared common spaces and activities
- Respectful relationships and effective communication
The project is intended to be self-funded with each resident (single or couple) required to invest no more than $500K. This project will be a prototype with the potential for scalability in the future. It is hoped that the innovative and distinctive care component of this project will attract inkind support and/or discounted rates from government and non-government sources to help offset costs and provide some incentive for early adopters to join the project.
Suburbs: Perth & surrounds
Common Spaces/facilities & Services
At A Glance
|Status:||Proposal & Feasibility Study|
|Kind Of Build:||New Build|
|Looking for Residents:||Yes – What Kind:Inter-Generational, Singles, Couples, 55+|
|Number of Dwellings:||Proposed: 6 (or more; can be scaled up) / Available: 6|
|Form of ownership:||Undecided|