Disability Housing

Foundation Housing's joint ventures have delivered award-winning independent living homes for people with disabilities

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Foundation Housing is proud to have fully funded two award-winning, purpose-built Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes in Bassendean. In support of our mission to provide affordable and secure homes to people on low to moderate incomes, we have been able to deliver a housing outcome that promotes independence, enhanced accessibility, improved safety and a more comfortable lifestyle.

We worked closely with Activ – WA’s largest disability support provider – and the future residents to ensure their individual accessibility requirements were met. Completed in October 2022, each fully adapted home features:

  • 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
  • Kitchen, dining and two living areas
  • European laundries
  • Single garage and storage
  • Front porch and alfresco area
  • Shared communal courtyard for enhanced sociability
  • Full home automation for lights, air-conditioning, blinds, security alarm and video intercom
  • Quality finishes, high ceilings, wide hallways and banks of windows to take in park views
  • Solar power and two hours standby power
  • Waterwise gardens.

The homes achieved a 7-star environmental rating. Sustainability features included:

  • 3,000L rainwater tanks connected to toilets and washing machines to recycle water
  • Double glazing to all windows for better heating, cooling and insulation
  • Solar panels and battery backup systems to reduce electricity use.

Carman Way was awarded the 2023 Judge’s Award at the UDIA WA Awards for Excellence. In presenting this award, the judges said that Carman Way “is an outstanding example of accessible and affordable housing in the disability sector, promoting independence, enhanced accessibility, improved safety and a more comfortable lifestyle for the most vulnerable in our community.”

The Hon Donald Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services – “This space is tailor-made for people with disability and I’m sure the residents will be very happy in their lovely new homes. I can’t understate the importance of Specialist Disability Accommodation – which supports NDIS participants with high needs to live their best lives.”

The Hon John Carey MLA, Minister for Housing – “Foundation Housing and Activ have come together to create homes that provide the right support for those who need it. I am looking forward to the completion of this project and what the future will bring for the special disability accommodation space.”


To find out more about Foundation Housing’s disability housing partnerships please email General Manager Commercial Development stuartd@foundationhousing.org.au