Accommodation

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been supporting people with a range of complex disabilities in accommodation for more than 50 years.

We currently provide accommodation services through 19 sites across the Sydney metropolitan and Newcastle areas supporting over 120 residents. This accommodation has been specially built or modified to take into account the individual needs of our residents. Residents receive as much support as they need to live their lives, their way.

We are passionate about making your house a home, so that it feels like a family of friends and companions. Our long serving dedicated staff are part of the family and reflect the family values represented by the hundreds of families who came together to build the first home some 50 years ago when CPA was known as The Spastic Centre.

Our residents play an active role in the day-to-day running of the service. They may help put together mealtime menus or choose videos for a movie night or create a garden in their home. Our staff also support residents to access the wider community by supporting them in activities ranging from going to church or the movies to planning a holiday.

Residents are also encouraged to pursue hobbies and learn new skills so they feel an active member of their own local community.

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For more information, please call 1300 88 378 or complete this form.

Wallsend Accommodation Resident - John

'Painting makes me feel happy and relaxed. This is the place I want to be most of the time.  If I couldn’t paint, I’d be at my wits’ end.'

 

Man painting

 

When John spends endless hours painting and creating in his much-loved art studio at Wallsend House, he’s one happy soul.

It’s taken nearly a decade for John and the support staff at Wallsend to fit it out with all the things that are important to him … and now it’s just the way he likes it.

Although he developed an interest in art when he was 7, it wasn’t until he was nearly 30 that John actively pursued his passion with the help of his support staff.

Over the years, they have helped John discover more about his talent and deepen his knowledge about art by supporting him to attend art classes and being on hand to ‘take direction’ from John when he needs assistance with some of the finishing touches to his artworks.

For John, having a creative outlet like painting is essential to his sense of self and emotional wellbeing. He’s displayed some of his work at exhibitions and is proud to have sold a few pieces.

‘Painting makes me feel happy and relaxed. This is the place I want to be most of the time. If I couldn’t paint, I’d be at my wits end,’ says John.

John not only paints for his own pleasure.

'My fiancé, Jodie thinks my artwork is pretty good so I’m often creating special pieces for her to enjoy.'

Wallsend House is a specially modified accommodation that allows its residents to take control of their lives in a supported environment.

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