WHAT WE DO
At Project Independence (PI), we believe that every individual deserves the pride and security of home ownership. That is why we have created a not- for- profit social enterprise dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities achieve this goal.
Our unique model enables residents to acquire equity in a property while enjoying the freedom of living independently. Each PI property has up to ten residents living in their own individual units with access to shared spaces, fostering a special inclusive environment that instils a sense of belonging.
To further support residents in progressing towards independent living, our Live-In Resident Coordinators live onsite at every PI property, while our Operations Coordinator works across all locations to provide additional guidance.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing a safe, caring, and sustainable environment where they can thrive with the support and guidance of their community, and where they can build financial security by investing in home equity.
The objectives of the organisation are:
- To provide accommodation options for persons with intellectual disabilities that support transitions to independence through upholding their dignity and building their confidence. This will be done through sourcing, developing and managing residential properties which typify living arrangements for people who do not have disabilities.
- To provide adequate individualised supports that promote continuous growth enabling ownership by residents of the accommodation.
- To provide a person centred model of housing development which encourages freedom of choice and engages the residents in developing joint activities, their own rules and a sense of commitment and community.
- To help grow ownership of accommodation by intellectually disabled residents to provide a pathway to future independent housing options.
- As a social business to engage with other like-minded organisations, such as Governments, business or not-for-profit organisations, to develop future housing options for the intellectually disabled, as long as they meet the other objectives of the organisation.
- To cooperate with other organisations in the furtherance of these objectives