Over a period of 6 months, Brookfield Multiplex and their subcontractors have upgraded 17 bathrooms at no cost to Warrah. The result has been modern designs that improve independence and enhance the privacy for the many residents living within the homes.
The extensive pre-planning and design phase which involved many people and services – all contributed free of charge. Those involved include Fiona Curdie-Evans an Occupational Therapist from Mend Services who viewed the designs ensuring they were fit for purpose. Ongoing advice was provided throughout the project to ensure the modification facilitated independence, were suitable for the residents and meet Australian Standards.
Warrah was formed in 1965 by Karl and Hannelor Kaltenbach when they worked with a small group of intellectually disabled teenagers to clear land in Dural for an organic vegetable garden. It has since grown to a charity that employs 140 staff and supports a community of over 100 families and extended families through a range of services.