Housing and Supported Independent Living during
the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Housing and Supported Independent Living
Northcott believes people with disability should be able to choose where they live.
Our own Housing options include units, villas and single-storey homes. Each offers its own unique features including accessibility, assistive equipment and closeness to local amenities.
Some of our customers live alone and some live with housemates in a Northcott supported home. We have taken extra steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of both customers and staff.
We are limiting the people who come into group homes to only those who need to be there. This includes:
- Families and carers of people who live in the home
- Staff who work at the home
- Other Northcott staff who need to visit the home because the service they deliver cannot be done via telephone or remotely
- Tradespeople and other visitors carrying out essential maintenance and repairs
Where possible we are seeing if those tasks can be undertaken remotely.
We have a strict entry checklist that all visitors must complete before they are allowed in. We also have strict policies in place to ensure that if staff are sick, they must not come to work and we will organise replacement staff.
We are cleaning our homes more often and ensuring that there is non-sharing of utensils, equipment and personal items. We are also maintaining social distancing.
We still have vacancies and options for people looking for somewhere to live. Our vacancies section has information on what is currently available.