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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Pathfinders – Purpose and Goals

Pathfinder’s vision is that all people with a disability, Young People and their Families, are free from abuse, neglect, discrimination and inequality and are able to achieve and contribute to their full potential in Australian society.

Pathfinders Vision

Thriving communities, in which all fully participate and develop freely through mutual trust and acceptance.

Pathfinders Mission

To empower people to live with hope and equal opportunity to achieve their potential.

Pathfinders Principles of Service

The following principles guide our provision of services to children, young people and participants with disability

• Quality service provision based on equity and need

• Community based, collaborative approaches to the provision of services

• Individualised, flexible case planning using a strengths-based intervention model that ensures the safety, emotional security, and connectedness of our clients

• Culturally appropriate interactions with families and children are paramount

• Participation of our clients and stakeholders in the process of service delivery and planning

• Continuous service development and quality improvement through ongoing evaluation and review

Support Your Path

Pathfinders Support Your Path program provides innovative and personalised direct care supports to assist our participants with a disability to embrace life and reach their goals. Pathfinders is committed to ensuring greater independence for the people we care for, encouraging participation and learning.

Pathfinders is passionate about empowering people with a disability to live their dreams and achieve the very best in their lives.

We are committed to community engagement and development.

Specialised Disability Accommodation

Pathfinders is a local disability services provider and is delighted to announce the availability of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Armidale. Partnering with ADAPT Housing, a renowned organisation specialising in disability housing, this initiative aims to offer high-quality accommodation for individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs in the heart of the New England Tablelands.

The accommodation projects currently under construction are designed to provide High Physical Support for SDA tenants with everything they require to live independently. These thoughtfully designed homes offer a perfect blend of space, flexibility, and privacy, ensuring that residents can enjoy their personal space with private ensuite and patios, while also benefiting from shared communal areas.

Alan Brennan, CEO of Pathfinders said “We are pleased to be able to offer Specialist Disability Accommodation in Armidale. Our mission at Pathfinders is to empower and support individuals with disabilities, and the addition of SDA housing in Armidale will allow us to enhance the quality of life and independence for our Participants. We believe that everyone deserves access to comfortable, supportive, and accessible homes, and this project represents a significant step towards achieving that goal.”

ADAPT Housing CEO, David Whitelaw, expressed his enthusiasm about the project and the positive impact it will have on the community. “We are pleased to see the availability of specialised accommodation in Armidale,” said David. “At ADAPT Housing, we are committed to creating homes that cater to the unique needs of our participants.”

The SDA dwellings in Armidale boast a high level of physical accessibility, with provisions for a variety of High Physical Support requirements, including ceiling hoists, automation of doors and windows, emergency backup power, and 24/7 onsite supports. Residents will also relish the opportunity to enjoy the natural serenity of Armidale while still having access to essential amenities, such as Health and Medical services, local grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, museums, and more, all within just 7 minutes’ drive from their front door.

Pathfinders will complement the SDA housing with Supported Independent Living (SIL) support, offering round-the-clock on-site assistance to participants. This support includes cooking and cleaning, personal care, shopping assistance, and promotion of participation in household and community activities.

High Physical Support Living Armidale

Settle into your new home at the heart of the New England tablelands, NSW! These currently under construction, 2 Bedroom + OOA, High Physical Support homes, set amongst the natural beauty of Armidale, are sure to strike the perfect balance of space, flexibility and privacy for SDA tenants with shared funding. Featuring a high level of physical accessibility, the home is provisioned to support the inclusion of a variety of High Physical Support requirements, such as ceiling hoist, automation of doors and windows, emergency back-up power and 24/7 onsite supports.

Thoughtfully designed residents will be able to maximize their opportunity to enjoy their personal space with private ensuite and patios, whilst not having to sacrifice on shared common areas with expansive communal areas for residents to enjoy.

Soak up the natural serenity of Armidale without forfeiting your access to key amenities such as Health and Medical services, local grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, museums and so much more within just 7 minutes’ drive from your front door.

If you would like further information or to speak to the team, please complete a Participant Expression of Interest Form and a team member from ADAPT Housing will contact you.

Program Contacts

Support Your Path

Suit 1/26 Gordon Street,
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Mon – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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