Building has commenced for “The Gums Project Salisbury”

SACARE – The Gums

Building has officially commenced for SA

CARE’s latest facility at 47 Burton Road Salisbury – The Gums in Salisbury.

SACARE CEO, Tim Prowse stated that, “The Gums Project is a state of the art rehabilitation and supported

independent living centre, which will provide world-class rehabilitation and deliver high quality care to 20 people that have suffered catastrophic accidents and require sub-acute rehabilitation”.

This is SACARE’s sixth supported independent living facility and is proposed to include:

  • Central administration, consulting and rehabilitation therapy unit.
  • Modern living skills training and rehabilitation facility for people living with (but not limited to) acquired disabilities such as brain or spinal injuries, stroke patients and people with degenerative illnesses such as motor neurone disease , multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s and other illnesses.
  • High Care accommodation unit for up to 8 residents requiring 24 hour active support and dedicated rehabilitation provided daily by a team of allied health professionals.
  • Medium term, transitional units for up to 12 individuals who will have access to the rehabilitation/training unit.
  • As a longer term option, the possibility of enabling individuals to acquire ownership of the accommodation setting they occupy under license, as is available to people over the age of 55 who reside in aged care accommodation settings.

During “The Gums Project” Stage 1 of construction, 36 direct ongoing and sustainable full time equivalent jobs will be available in northern Adelaide.

The project is due for completion by the end of 2018.

SACARE has partnered with Renewal SA and Enhance Training to provide a training course for 20 long term unemployed individuals. This program will run from The Gums, where SACARE has committed to taking a significant proportion of participants from the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

Since 2016, SACARE is a registered NDIS service provider and a portion of the NDIS will fund support services to assist participants to undertake daily living requirements due to the person’s disability. It is expected that patients not covered under the NDIS will be funded via an insurance scheme.