At Samaritans, it’s our goal to provide people living with disability the chance to achieve their goals and grow their independence at home.
Our Disability Supported Accommodation can help. Keep reading to find out the perks of supported accommodation, how to get access, and what vacancies we have available right now!
“I just love living here. I really enjoy it. My room is so comfortable, the neighbourhood is quiet and I enjoy going for walks. The staff make me feel so comfortable and I just like it very much."
The benefits of Disability Supported Accommodation
Disability Supported Accommodation (also known as Supported Independent Living) offers people with disabilities tailored accommodation with as much or as little support as you need.
We tailor accommodation to meet your needs and develop unique models of support, communication, and social opportunities, including:
- A safe and comfortable home
- Independent living skills
- Community participation and access
- Daily personal supports
- A chance to make new friends
Best friends Carol and Kim met through Samaritans Supported Independent Living services and have been inseparable ever since.
Carol likes to chat with Kim over a cup of coffee while she works on her diamond paintings.
"I love Kim, she's my best friend, “ Carol said.
We have a range of support models available, from casual drop-ins and outreach to round-the-clock in-home support.
Our drop-in model involves staff providing support as needed. Just give us a call and let us know when you need us to visit.
Need more support? Our 24/7 supported accommodation services
might be a better fit. A staff member can provide support at home all day, every day, even providing a sleepover model which varies from house-to-house.
Our Disability Supported Accommodation services also include home and apartment vacancies through Samaritans, complete with accessible ramps and easy access to the community.
These homes and apartments are scattered throughout Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Mid North Coast, and Hunter Valley. No matter where you are, we can provide support.
Are there any vacancies available with Samaritans?
We have a diverse range of accommodation available for those who need it!
Samaritans have vacant or shared homes and apartments available throughout Newcastle, the Central Coast, and the Hunter Valley.
Our supported accommodation is complete with in-home or drop-in support. Some houses have current residents who would be happy to have another housemate, plus there are multiple support workers trained in disability support and mental health who can visit every day.
Most of all, it’s important to remember that we’re committed to providing personalised support. We’ll tailor our services to meet your unique needs, so you can live life the way you want!
Here’s a list of our current vacancies:
How do I get access to Supported Accommodation?
The first step to getting access to supported accommodation is as simple as dropping us an email.
Have a browse through our accommodation pages to see what’s available and learn more about your potential housemates.
If you think you’ve found a match and the accommodation sounds like it meets your needs, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call on 1300 656 336. If we find that the accommodation vacancy is the right match for you, we will organise the next steps, including an inspection of the house or apartment, plus a meet-and-greet with the current residents!
Getting access to supported accommodation doesn’t need to be a stressful or intimidating process. Our team is committed to finding safe, personalised accommodation to meet your needs.
We can help as much or as little as you like.
“I like living here [Samaritans Supported Accommodation]. Everything is closer. The coffee shop is not far. We always go out in the van to the shops and get a coffee.”
– Jule, Samaritans Supported Independent Living resident.
Samaritans have the skills, accommodation, and friendly staff to support you at home with no hassles or concerns.
For supported accommodation in Newcastle, Central Coast and New South Wales, give us a call on 1300 656 336 or email us on [email protected].