Multiple Sclerosis WA plans new service centre and accommodation in Butler

Multiple Sclerosis WA plans new service centre and accommodation in Butler
Multiple Sclerosis WA plans new service centre and accommodation in Butler

NON-PROFIT group Multiple Sclerosis WA (MSWA) plans to build a service centre and accommodation in Butler.

The City of Wanneroo has invited public submissions until November 1 on the proposal, which includes supported accommodation for up to 10 people and a service centre.

MSWA chief executive Marcus Stafford expected the council to make a decision in December and said the organisation was excited to develop the facility.

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“MSWA is thrilled to be able to create a tailor-made facility for people living with neurological conditions in Perth’s northern suburbs,” he said.

“The designs will provide user accessibility, the highest quality and will be aesthetically considered to blend into the Butler surrounds.

“As we have seen in our other facilities across WA, it is vital to have community-based centres in a range of locations across the state to provide essential services and support to people with MS and other neurological conditions.

“We are particularly proud to deliver another purpose-built, high support accommodation facility which is so important to keep younger people in their own environment getting the tailor-made support they require.”

The MSWA Services Hub on Butler Boulevard will be a fully accessible facility providing services such as physiotherapy and counselling.

The hub will also be a base for nursing and allied health staff that see people on-site and conduct home visits.

MSWA plans to deliver outreach groups for people with disabilities to participate in social engagement, as well as educational groups and sessions to provide information and learning.

The proposed development also includes a high-support accommodation facility for people living with MS and other neurological conditions.

It would provide full-time care for younger people who might otherwise have had to move into an aged care facility to support their level of care needs.

Residents will have their own fully-contained units and shared communal areas to socialise.

Visit the City’s website to see the plans or www.mswa.org.au for information about MSWA.