New unit improves tenant’s quality of life

Senior social housing tenant Suzanne’s quality of life is set to improve dramatically after she received a brand new unit with improved access facilities in Alice Springs.

The pensioner received her keys to the unit in Gillen as part of the department’s social housing head-leasing program, which aims to increase the number of social housing properties available to low income Territorians and their families.

Suzanne said her new unit was better than she could have imagined, complete with enclosed double garage, spacious kitchen and living area and outdoor security lighting.

“It was like the ‘wow’ factor, I just kept saying ‘wow’, ‘wow’,” Suzanne said.

“The space was beautiful … I can’t believe we got this,” she said.

“I want to say thank you to Housing for thinking of us and giving us this lovely place,” she said.

The department is seeking to increase the availability of properties suitable for seniors and people with a disability across the Territory.

Suzanne said her new property ticked both boxes, with larger living areas and special grab bars fitted into the bathroom for safer access.

“Because I’ve got rheumatoid arthritis … the space is great if I need to use my walker around the house,” Suzanne said.

“The bathroom and shower are just made for a disabled person,” she said.

“I’m very satisfied with the help they (the department) have given us,” she said.

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Senior social housing tenant Suzanne’s in her brand new unit in Alice Springs.
Senior social housing tenant Suzanne’s in her brand new unit in Alice Springs.

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