MCCALLUM Disability Services’ $800,000 redevelopment has been given a $40,000 helping hand.
The McCallum Foundation has provided funds for a change table, ceiling hoist and associated equipment at the former Drummond Unit in Learmonth Street, currently undergoing a major makeover.
McCallum Disability Services chief executive officer Shane Molloy said the new facility would host the Community Connections program providing high-support needs to clients.
Mr Molloy said it would also include a 200-seat conference centre, a board room, kitchen, toilets and separate entry so it can be hired out.
Community Connections manager Deb Watson said the 300-square metre facility would also have rooms for up to 16 clients to receive day time support, either in groups or one-on-one, a staff office, counselling rooms and a kitchen and meals area.
“With adults, we tailor the programs to meet their interests and provide them with developmental learning and new skills for social and recreational purposes,” Ms Watson said.
“We provide a safe and supportive environment to maximise their educational and social opportunities.
“This is a base from which people can move out into the community.”
Ms Watson said examples of programs clients took part in included Meals On Wheels and nursing home visits.
The self-funded redevelopment began in April and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.