Transitioning to independent housing

While there are significant barriers to accessing suitable housing in Castlemaine, a small number of local families have successfully transitioned a family member with an intellectual disability into independent housing.
Some have taken the rental pathway, others have purchased a property, and some are planning to purpose build.
As part of its ‘A Home of My Own’ priority project, the Mount Alexander Shire Accommodation & Respite Group (MASARG Inc) is conducting another valuable online forum on Thursday August 5. See the Mail for more details. 

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.