Master Plan Milestones
There are many positive changes occurring including the continuation of Minda’s Master Plan at Brighton, with some exciting milestones now being reached.
65 people we support have just moved into new accommodation at Brighton, which combines the comforts of home with a contemporary model of service delivery.
The residents of the new apartments and homes on Fassina Way and Bonython Way are loving the increased independence their new homes afford and state-of-the-art technologies they provide.
In the coming months, we look forward to officially opening our four-building Lifestyle Precinct, which houses learning-based programs for people we support in new, contemporary facilities.
As well as being a big year in terms of the completion of new facilities, 2018 is also a very special year for Minda, being our 120th anniversary.
Minda was established in 1898 as the first organisation in the state providing residential support and education for people with intellectual disability. We started as a 22-person residential facility based at Fullarton, but with an increasing number of people seeking support from Minda, the organisation purchased the property of William Hodgkiss at Brighton in 1909.
Rogerson Building was the first purpose-built dormitory style building erected by Minda on the Brighton site in 1911, followed by the two-storey Verco building in 1914.
Since those early days, much has changed – not only at Minda, but for the disability sector as a whole, and we’re so excited to celebrate our 120th year with our supporters.
There has been a great response to our ‘120 Faces of Minda’ on social media which acknowledges some of the great staff, volunteers, people we support, corporate partners and friends of Minda who have made a significant impact on the organisation, and helped improve the lives of people with disability. Look out for ‘120 Faces’ on Facebook and Instagram.