Leading disability services and accommodation provider, Multicap has invested $1 million to renovate a house to improve the lives of people with disability on the Sunshine Coast.
The investment has delivered a modern quality accessible duplex featuring a three-bedroom house and a two-bedroom unit providing stable and enjoyable home environments for up to five people with support staff.
Multicap Group CEO, Joanne Jessop said that this renovation and extension was a ‘labour of love’ with a lot of valuable input from families, staff and the builder.
“Previously we were renting this property and as soon as we had the opportunity to purchase it, we did, knowing we would need to make significant improvements to the house,” said Jo. “It was a challenging renovation, but we focused on the end goal and our vision of the modern home with beautiful surroundings and a lovely ambience that we have today.”
“At Multicap, we are extremely passionate about giving people access to modern comfortable homes with increased independence, freedom of choice and the opportunity to achieve their personal goals,” she said.
Supported Independent Living resident, Norm with close friend, Dorothy.
Dorothy, previous volunteer and close associate to many of the residents at the house, said she witnessed the house before Multicap and it’s hard to fathom it is still the same property.
“Unless you saw the property before the renovations, it’s hard to appreciate how it has transformed,” said Dorothy.
“These renovations are more than incredible for these guys – they deserve to live a good and full life and be cared for and Multicap is doing just that.”
Julie, mother of one of the current residents, claims moving her son to the property was life changing for herself and her son.
“His situation at his previous house had become unsafe for him and although I was concerned about him becoming emotionally unstable by the move, just the opposite happened,” said Julie. “He loved his new house, both the space and beauty of it, and the competent staff.”
“He laughed and clapped his hands and has been significantly happier and calmer since the move,” she said.
The renovations were completed by Jatec Constructions in November 2022, who has worked on many large and significant projects with Multicap to ensure people with disability can live their best lives.
A small celebration with Multicap customers, staff and families was held in early May to showcase the beautifully renovated property and available rooms.
Two spacious bedrooms in the fully accessible unit are currently available for supported independent living with 24/7 support available.
Bedroom currently vacant for supported independent living.
Multicap is a provider of high-quality disability support services on the Sunshine Coast, supporting people in supported independent living houses and at its Community Hub in Maroochydore.
For more information about Multicap’s supported independent living and support service options, please contact 1300 135 886.
Header image caption: Travis Kesson (Jatec Constructions Director), Jeanne Vaudrey (Multicap Construction Manager), Joanne Jessop (Multicap Group CEO), Elissa Morriss (Multicap Board Director).