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Compass supports Hunter Disability Expo

06 Mar 2020

Compass supports Hunter Disability Expo

Hunter Disability Expo

*** UPDATE 17 MARCH 2020***

The Hunter Disabiltiy Expo has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Organisers will post updates on the Expo site HERE

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April  |  9am to 3pm 
Newcastle Racecourse
Register for this free event for fast entry.


Leading provider of disability housing and specialist disability accommodation (SDA), Compass Housing, is taking part in the Hunter Disability Expo.

Compass’ SDA team will have a stand at the Expo. It is also a silver sponsor.

Compass’ Executive Manager Specialist Disability Accommodation, Helga Smit, is delivering an expert presentation at the Expo on Friday April 3 on how specialist disability accommodation can help improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.  

She said the expo will be an opportunity to meet with people with disabilities and their families about how Compass can help them with their housing needs.

“With new, purpose built housing available and investors ready to do more in the disability space, we are keen to get to know what people want and how to best work together, to deliver disability housing solutions that improve the lives of people with  disability,” Ms Smit said. “We have vacancies and want to offer housing solutions to meet the needs of people with disabilities,” she said.

“Compass has a long and successful history of managing homes for people with high and complex levels of support.”

“In a recent NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission audit, Compass met all the requirements of the SDA Module and achieved a recommendation for the highest rating of 3 Best Practice in both NDIS Tenancy Management and Rights & Responsibilities practice standards.”

Compass Housing is one of the largest SDA providers in Australia managing more than 114 existing group homes in Sydney, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Central Cost, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, New England, Southern NSW, Wagga and Dubbo.

It also manages five respite homes in the NSW Central West and Sydney.

In a recent transfer Compass, as the Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider (SDA), formed partnerships with various leading Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers to deliver high-quality specialist disability accommodation and maintenance services to 540 residents.

Compass is a partner in Home4Life which was selected by the NSW Government to manage properties in the Hunter Residences project. Home4Life has purpose built 65 High Physical Support SDA houses to enable 325 residents to move out of institutions into homes in communities.  

When current programs are finalised, Compass will manage around 1070 special disability accommodation places across Australia.

Compass is registered under the National Community Housing Regulatory System (NCHRS) as a Tier 1 Provider and holds a full certificate accreditation. It is also a nationally registered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

It also offers Fee for Service SDA property and tenancy management services for Summer Housing in NSW and QLD and will soon provide similar services for investLogan in Queensland.

The event is set to be the biggest and most anticipated Disability Expo in the Hunter this year.

For more information on Compass’ Specialist Disability Accommodation and disability housing properties, go to www.compasshousing.org/sda-vacancies or email sda@compasshousing.org

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