Group Home

Lixouri House is Estia's first permanent supported accommodation facility located in the North Ryde area of Sydney. Four adults with intellectual and physical disabilities reside in the group home on a full time basis. Permanent accommodation has allowed independence and a sense of stability for these service users. Family members and friends often visit and indeed each resident has the freedom to visit their paternal home too.

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Lixouri House (North Ryde)

The group home is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The residents living there have a wide range of needs. There is a team of six support staff including a team leader, who are responsible for ensuring that each client's individual daily needs are met. Staff assist the residents:

• stay healthy and safe
• develop a person-centred lifestyle plan
• develop and maintain friendships and social relationships
• participate in household routines
• maintain personal care
• plan and be assisted to access recreation programs
• plan for leisure activities and holidays
• participate in community activities
• develop and maintain skills for independent living
• access services that promote health and wellbeing.

Clients of Lixouri also have their own interests and are encouraged to maintain these hobbies. The residents are also involved in a number of combined activities such as picnic, road trips, dinners at least once a week, out for lunch, going to the movies and bowling.

Any person seeking permanent accommodation in a group home setting need to make a request for supported accommodation by contacting the ADHC regional Information and Referral Service to determine eligibility for an accommodation service under the NSW Disability Services Act 1993. ADHC maintains one Register of Requests for Supported Accommodation. This register includes information about the person and his or her support needs, the preferred accommodation location(s), and details of available vacancies. ADHC then allocate placements considering the individual seeking accommodation, their needs and for the collective support needs of prospective co-residents.