28 Aug Building Change in Cheltenham & Frankston
Driven by a desire to get great outcomes for people, Stephen Vick from Guardian Living is one of the people working to establish more homes in Melbourne for people with a disability.
Guardian Living is a family business, specialising in high-quality apartment-style homes for people with significant disabilities.
Currently, Guardian Living is building 24 units across Melbourne, including 5 at their new Cheltenham site. This exciting project includes the construction of 5 units connected to a carer’s residence, situated within a larger development of 50 homes.
The Cheltenham project will be complete by March 2019, and Guardian Living is now seeking tenants. Melba will provide 24-hour support to some of the new residents when the project is complete.
Stephen says of his process “I like having the opportunity to get to know the individuals who will live in each property. They’re people my age, who have the same needs, wants and desires that I have, and some of them are currently living in nursing homes’.
Stephen hopes to address the need for more housing opportunities in our community, through a range of different projects.
In addition to his work with Guardian Living, Stephen is leading a project in Frankston to develop homes for 7 people with complex support requirements who want to use the latest technology to live as independently as possible.
He has secured an ideal site in a family area, well-connected to the community. The project will include plenty of communal space, vegetable gardens and outdoor entertaining areas to make it easier for residents to welcome friends and family.
Stephen aims to create homes for people ‘where I would want to live, and where I would want my kids to live’.