Caption: (L-R) Joanne Jessop (Multicap CEO), Martin Hoffman (NDIA CEO), Caitlin (Carina resident)
Multicap hosted a tour for National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) CEO, Martin Hoffman, to showcase its impressive facilities at the modern Carina Apartment Complex and Makeables at Tingalpa earlier this week.
The tour commenced with a walk-through of Multicap’s newest and most innovative Supported Independent Living Carina Apartment Complex followed by an opportunity to meet the crew at Multicap’s expanding employment enterprise, Makeables.
Multicap Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Jessop, said it was a fabulous opportunity for the NDIA to observe first-hand the exciting opportunities available to people living with disability.
“We are extremely proud to be able to share these two exceptional areas of our business with Martin and show him how the NDIS is enabling people to change their lives,” Joanne said. “I would also like to thank our partner, Clem Jones Community Partnership for participating in the tour and sharing their accommodation design expertise.
“We are excited about the potential for these apartments – our vision is that when fully occupied, we will have a diverse group of people reflective of our local community including students, support workers, people with disability and young people from aged care facilities living in an intentional community who can rely on each other.”
While visiting the Carina Apartment Complex, Martin had the opportunity to meet Caitlin, who has been a resident for the past five months.
Caitlin, in her late 20s, has an acquired brain injury which occurred during labour almost three years ago and now requires 24/7 support from a number of staff. She lives with her sausage dog named Luna who also has a brain injury and has been her emotional support for her since the injury. Being naturally a social person, she is very happy living in the complex.
“I really enjoy living here. I enjoy being able to go to the gym,” Caitlin said.
This accommodation is perfectly suited to Caitlin as she can enjoy independence while also having support on-hand in a stable, accessible, enjoyable and inclusive community living home.
Currently there are eight of the 20 apartments occupied, with plans for many more residents to call the premises home in the coming months.