Shared Living Vacancy – Ocean Grove

Tara’s Dream in Ocean Grove VIC was built and completed in 2019. The City of Greater Geelong donated the land to genU, who then built housing for people with a disability so they can live independently within the community.

The property was named ‘Tara’s Dream’ in memory of Tara McGowan, and the project received generous fundraising support from the Tara’s Dream Foundation and the local community.

We are looking for a female applicant who is interested in sharing with two other females (aged between 25 to 45 years) in a three-bedroom unit.

Ocean Grove - Tara's Dream

Property features

  • Tara’s Dream is located in the heart of Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula with a short stroll to one of the local shopping complexes. The location provides convenient access to primary commercial services including a major supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy and medical clinic.
  • The regional bus stop is located a short distance which provides a service to Geelong.
  • The site provides supported accommodation for a total of nine people with intellectual disabilities, and was designed in line with standard criteria for Government-funded Supported Accommodation Facilities & LHA Standards
  • The property comprises:
    Five units with the vacancy available in the three-bedroom unit located at the rear of the property. The unit has a staff sleepover room, which is shared across the nine residents on site. The unit has a shared living, dining and kitchen area, two large bathrooms and an additional toilet all fully accessible, the outdoor patio/garden area is a communal area that is shared by all.

    Each bedroom has structural provision for ceiling hoist, built in robes and fully accessible bathrooms.

    A 12-week trial period will apply to the suitable applicant. Move in date will be guided by SIL funding
  • Fire sprinkler system to all areas.

Enquiries and expressions of interest and applications to:

Loretta Hinkley – genU Karingal St Laurence
Phone: 0409 932 940

Factors to consider if you are interested in applying:

The applicant is aged 18 years or over.
The applicant is eligible for and is able to secure an appropriate level of recurrent funding – NDIS
Shared Living complex, standard or low support or equivalent funding as part of their TAC or DHHS funding. If applying for the one bedroom units, the level of funding will be determined based on your level of support required.
The applicant is eligible for and able to secure NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation funding – specifically Fully Accessible SDA.
The applicant’s personal characteristics match those that are also going to be moving into the house.
The fabric of the house is suitable to meet the support requirements of the applicant, or the fabric of the house can be readily modified to meet the individual’s support requirements.
The applicant has the financial means to pay rent which is set at 25% of DSP plus 100% of Commonwealth Rental Assistance.
The applicant has the financial means to pay for household and general living costs e.g. utilities, food, etc.
The support model is suitable to meet the individual’s support requirements, health management and personal goals, including staff training.
The applicant is willing to engage in activities of daily living as agreed within their individual support or independence plan.
The applicant is willing for genU Karingal St Laurence to be their service provider and is prepared to sign a service agreement with genU Karingal St Laurence.
The applicant is prepared to sign a Specialist Disability Accommodation Service Agreement

genU Karingal St Laurence