A place to call home

Courtesy of Torch Publishing - 18/5/2005

A place to call home


torch_18052005_articleThe Arabiv Speaker Tenants Group in Canterbury LGA has joined other local tenants on a tour to Leigh Place Retirement Housing in Roselands.

Canterbury City Councillor Karl Saleh, who also works with the Riverwood-based Centreal Sydney South Regional Tenants Resource Centre – organisers of the tour – said Canterbury Council is proud to support Leigh Place Retirement Housing as a joint venture between the Council and the NSW Department of Housing.

The Council provided the land and through a joint venture agreement, the Department of Housing has responsibility for the development and management of the facility.

“The ┬áCity of Canterbury has one of the highest levels of aged pensioners and Disability Support pensioners in NSW,” Cr Saleh said.

“This means there’s an important need to support initivatives that provide affordable, quality, home-like accommodation.”

Manager Ruth Toohey and Councillor Karl Saleh talk to visitors during their visit to Leigh Place Retirement Housing. Photo by Leigh Constable.

Leigh Place has 60 units providing 24-hour care in six large and well-appointed houses, in a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac at Roselands.

The units have varying levels of support and personal care provided to residents depending on needs. A special purpose unit is available for persons with memory related disorders.

“Leigh Place has currently a limited number of vacancies and welcomes enquiries from our residents looking for affordable quality one or two-bedroom units,” Cr Saleh said.

“Each resident enjoys the privacy of their own unit with common areas for dining and recreation.”

Each unit has a living room with a kitchenette, bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a private bathroom and toilet designed for safety and ease of use, and an outdoor garden and terrace area.

For further information or to arrange a visit, phone manager Ruth Toohey at Leigh Place Retirement Housing on 9153 8222.