SARAH Corbett moved to her new home in Dundaloo Support Services Old Bar villas in November.
Beautifully new and designed to meet her needs, the location of the villa in the coastal village gifts Sarah a lovely lifestyle and new opportunities.
Sarah is now able to enjoy lots of walks in the township and to the beach and Wednesday has become a favourite day because it's "hot chips and Coke for lunch", according to Dundaloo Support Services.
Sarah and other service users of the Old Bar villas this week celebrated another milestone in their home with its official opening.
The villas are part of the Dundaloo Support Services hostel accommodation. The non-profit organisation provides accommodation and individualised support to people with a disability on the Mid North Coast, working within the Greater Taree, Great Lakes and Gloucester local areas.
In 2013 the State government invested $9.7 million in the Dundaloo Accommodation Redevelopment project to provide five "state-of-the-art facilities for 26 people with disability in the Manning Valley."
A few years on, those contemporary design homes are now completed and allow people to live in groups of two or three in villa-style accommodation, or in five bed group homes.
The Dundaloo complex in Old Bar includes two 2-bedroom villas and two 1-bedroom villas, a community area for barbecues and gatherings and staff amenities. The villas are designed for semi-independent living, each featuring a kitchen, laundry and indoor and outdoor living areas. The two storey complex is the only one of its kind in NSW having a lift for safety and ease of access for service users.