This is our largest housing project to date. The Mitchelton housing project will result in two homes and four modern villas built to universal design standard and accommodate up to 20 people with disability. A collaboration between Help Enterprises and the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust, this project has been made possible by the generous donation of $250,000 along with significant contributions from other key partners. Working together with JLL, Place Design Group and Harridan - we look forward to welcoming our residents into their new homes at the beginning of 2017.
The first Mitchelton project was collaboration between Help Enterprises, the Department of Communities and Adenbrook Homes. Funding was received from the Department of Communities to deliver accommodation for people with disability. Help Enterprises provided land at Cribb Avenue in Mitchelton for the housing project. The Mitchelton house is a universally designed, purpose built home for people with disability who require care, including individual ensuited bedrooms and private outdoor areas for each resident. Multiple indoor and outdoor living areas allow for comfortable shared spaces and the overall design of the house was applauded as industry leading by Department of Communities.
“This is my palace. I feel like a princess.” - Liliana, resident of the Mitchelton House
Building a better Bayside.
Help Enterprises Disability Support Services has a long-term partnership with Darling Point Special School, located in Brisbane's Bayside. Help Enterprises has been working with families of children who attend the school and support preparatopm for 'Year 13' - the first year out of traditional education for someone with disability. For many families, the traditional post-school pathways had not been available to their children. For a number of years the Help team worked with families on developing the ROAD (Redefining Outcomes for Adults with Disabilities) program. This involved a series of pathway programs designed to continue the work of Darling Point and foster independence, confidence and life skills for young adults with disability.
"As our participants became part of the fabric in their communities so did we." - Help Enterprises
As the need for this service grew in the Bayside area, so did the need for Help Enterprises to have a permanent base in the Bayside area. In 2013, FoundationH purchased a beautiful property on Kianawah Road, Wynnum West for Help Enterprises to continue delivering programs to families in Brisbane's Bayside. The hub has become a vital community asset, accessed by people with disability and their families.