The Western Australian Disability Service Commission (DSC) works in partnership with service providers and other government departments to provide information, support and services to people with disability, their families and carers.
DSC has developed ‘Liveable Homes’ a resource package containing voluntary guidelines encouraging the housing industry to create designs that meet the changing needs of West Australians over their lifetimes.
Liveable Homes includes universal design features that work for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities. Liveable Homes are easy to move around in and easy to use. They are open-plan and designed to maximise space in key areas of the home. Liveable Homes are easier for everyone, including families with young children, pregnant women, people who have a temporary or permanent injury or disability and seniors.
Josh’s House features a number of universal access design features such as:
- Flush doorway thresh holds
- Wide entrance doorways and hallway
- Hobbless showers
- Open plan living areas and generous circulating space in the kitchen
For liveable homes guidelines go to, www.liveablehomes.net.au