Accommodation Advisory Service

Finding an ​accessible home can be a challenge, however, PQSA has an Accommodation Advisor who can help secure suitable housing for those with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

The Accommodation Advisory Service can help you with:

  • Assistance locating accessible housing in the public, community and private sectors
  • Liaison with government services, such as the South Australian Housing Trust
  • Liaison with estate agents or​ landlords
  • Representation on various committees, forums and with government agencies.

As part of our commitment to the South Australian d​isability c​ommunity, PQSA developed two housing p​rojects in South Australia. The homes have been planned using the principles of universal housing design to maximise accessibility and independence.

  • ‘Ramsay’ located in Hillcrest, north-east of Adelaide, is a group of three homes utilised by patients of the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre while modifications are made to their existing home, or while waiting for an accessible home to become available
  • ​’Corriedale’, located in Mt. Gambier, is a group of 5 accessible homes providing vital accommodation for people with SCI. This project was a positive example of the business, Government and disability sectors working together to benefit the South Australian community.

Further reading

Accessible Accommodation

Accessible Accommodation

Some recommendations for accessible accommodation

Ideas for wheelchair accessible homes

Ideas for wheelchair accessible homes

What makes a house a truly wheelchair accessible home?

Accessible Homes - Matt

Accessible Homes - Matt

Matt wanted to build a wheelchair-accessible home that didn't look like a wheelchair-accessible home.

Accessible Homes - Vicky

Accessible Homes - Vicky

Find out about the special considerations Vicky made when she built her home.

Accessible Homes - Kenneth

Accessible Homes - Kenneth

Kenneth designed the floorplan from scratch with some key objectives in mind.

Accessible Homes - Craig

Accessible Homes - Craig

Craig built his current residence in 1999 and performed extensive renovations in 2008.

For more information:

 Heather Hales

Heather Hales

Manager, Accommodation and Quality