Most Australians don’t live in accessible homes, so many people who acquire a disability can’t return home until it is modified to suit their needs. Some people have to look for a new place to live. Either way, it takes time.
The Rapid Interim Housing prototype is a self-contained accessible housing unit that aims to provide temporary housing for someone who would otherwise be stuck in hospital, rehab or an aged care facility.

The prototype will be on display for you to explore at:
Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach, Geelong
Saturday 1 June & Sunday 2 June 2019, 10am to 4pm

Click here for more information

Brochure: Rapid Housing Display 1-2 June 2019

The Summer Foundation is working with Oscar Building to design and manufacture this prototype. The project has been made possible with funding from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Register before midnight Friday 31 May 2019 and save on the full price cost of your registration.
The conference is for all people working to establish inclusive communities. Access 2019 will provide a forum to share and learn about the many factors that enable inclusive communities.

Home Modification Information Clearinghouse has a new online design and construction professional forum provides a place to exchange ideas and information relating to home retrofit and adaptation for older people and people with disability. It is also a useful and beneficial platform for keeping up-to-date with developments around the accessibility innovations more generally.

Last month the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, and the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services issued a media release announcing that from April, the Australian community can take part in national consultations to shape the future of Australia’s disability policy for beyond 2020.

The feedback from the Accessible Housing Options Paper has been summarised into a Consultation Report for public review.

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The Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) Inc. is hosting the ACCESS 2019 conference and exhibition at the Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Sydney 14-16 August 2019.
ACAA is inviting you to join us as a conference sponsor &/or trade exhibitor to showcase your business to delegates. This is a unique opportunity to promote your goods and services, seek valuable product development feedback, learn and help to develop Australian Standards and much more at a fabulous location.

Please download the ACCESS 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus
Please download the ACCESS 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

For further information contact: Tannia Garces - Exhibition and Sponsorship Sales, Interpoint Events on 0476 386 813 or

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