Person giving keys to home to elderly couple

Dubbo's ageing population is celebrating the opening of St Faith's, a housing complex with 21 brand new dwellings that offers a wholistic approach to supporting residents. 

St Vincent de Paul and the Department of Family and Community Services were instrumental in the project, which is part of a broader plan to build 500 social and affordable dwellings across metropolitan and regional NSW.

The villas, located on North Dubbo's Macleay Street are anticipated to support residents in accessing heath services, home care and increase community participation. 

Residents have moved in to 19 of the villas, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. For many residents, previous accomodation failed to accomodate accessibility and support requirements for their needs. St Faith's is specifically designed to support the needs of the elderly, while allowing them to live close to services, family and friends. 

8 of the villas are specifically designed for residents with disabilities, and all are designed to the silver level of accessibility.

St Vincent de Paul will build the remaining 479 dwellings across the state, with a strong focus on helping the vulnerable in disadvantaged communities. 

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