Brightwater Care Group appoints Dale Alcock Projects to build new home for people with Huntington’s disease
Brightwater Care Group has appointed Dale Alcock Projects, a division of ABN Group, to build a brand-new campus for people living with Huntington’s disease on Erade Drive in Piara Waters.
The build is expected to take approximately 10 months to complete with first residents moving in, in early 2024.
Brightwater CEO Catherine Stoddart said Brightwater has a long history of supporting people with Huntington’s disease and the new world class campus is being purpose-built.
“Huntington’s Disease is an inherited disease affecting areas in the brain which control, movement, thinking and emotion. It has a slow progression, and symptoms gradually worsen over time.
“There is no cure or treatment for Huntington's disease at this time, and although there are some medications and therapies that may alleviate some of the more common symptoms of the disease, it is so important that we support people with Huntington’s in the best way possible.
“Our new home has been based on best practice design and research over many years – and has also taken into account feedback from our Huntington’s disease community. That means these homes will provide the very best support possible to people with this disease and their families which they really deserve.”
Dale Alcock, Managing Director, ABN Group, said “The team at Dale Alcock projects and I are very proud to be selected to build this facility with Brightwater Care Group. This is not only a great project but is also for a great cause. We are looking forward to partnering with Brightwater in delivering this one-of-a-kind project.”
The new residential campus features accommodation for 21 clients over 7 homes. Each home will be certified as a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs.
“Each house will have specialised assistive equipment and leading-edge technology,” Catherine explains.
“It will also include a sensory garden with zones for living, relaxing, engaging and socialising – something we know is important to our residents and their families.
“I am so proud of what we are setting out to achieve here and I am looking forward to our first residents moving in.”