Ensuring people who are ageing or have a disability can remain in their long-term community.
The vision of the board of Winanglo is to develop suitable housing options which meet the needs of seniors or people living with a disability in Winchelsea and its surrounding communities.
Winanglo management committee members include representatives of Winchelsea Lions Club, Growing Winchelsea Inc, Hesse Rural Health Service, Winchelsea Community Bank, and interested community members.
Artists impression of the Winchelsea Village
The proposed first major project is to build 10 small homes suited to older and disabled local people in Winchelsea. Many senior members of our community are downsizing, selling their homes and wanting to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle with all our fabulous community has to offer.
However, in doing so they are faced with the reality that Winchelsea does not have sufficient quality, affordable village lifestyle accommodation. Long-term residents are having to move away, leaving behind family, friends, their social lives and connections.
The Winchelsea Village aims to fill this void. It will be state-of-the-art in design and beautifully landscaped. The site will be managed in conjunction with Hesse Rural Health
Community consultation is underway to investigate the option of Surf Coast Shire providing the land for the project, on an ideal site on Harding Street / Hopkins Street. Proceeds from the project would be available to fund further community projects (of any nature).
Provide a local option for long-standing residents that meet the needs of seniors or
people with a disability. These may include young
people with a disability, healthy active seniors, and those
requiring little help with their care.
Seniors aged 55 years or more, and/or people with a disability of any age who, as a result of an intellectual, physical, psychiatric or sensory impairment, either permanently or for an extended period, have substantially limited opportunities to enjoy a full or active life.
Accessible, adaptable and sustainable housing fits well with the current preferences for seniors
and people with a disability for independent living, and avoids the personal and economic costs
that can result from relocating.
Adaptable housing is cost-effective. Research shows that if adaptation is considered at the design phase it can add
about 1% - 5% to construction costs compared with traditional housing.
However, adapting an existing house to
provide for disabled access is estimated to add 12 – 25% in additional costs.
Chelsea Lodge – Winchelsea Hostel & Nursing Home Inc
Hesse is dedicated to providing and facilitating access to best practice health, aged and
community based services that strive for rural wellbeing and that is why we feel that their
Winchelsea Hostel & Nursing Home Inc division is best placed to handle the operation of the
Independent Living Units.
It is envisaged that management of the complex would fall under the Winchelsea Hostel &
Nursing Home Inc. banner with residents purchasing occupancy rights and paying a maintenance fee in compliance
with the Retirement Villages Act 1986.
The board of the Winchelsea Community Bank have set up an independent incorporated charity, Winanglo Inc., for the sole purpose of facilitating community projects in Winchelsea, Anglesea and Lorne (Win Ang Lo).
The first project is to build 10 small homes suited to older and disabled local people. At present, these people have to leave Winchelsea (the town they know) as there's no independent aged-suitable housing in town.
These will be state-of-the-art design and beautifully landscaped, and the site will be managed by Hesse Rural Health.
Land is currently being sought, and the ideal location is a site originally sold for a peppercorn amount by the Church of England to the old Winchelsea Shire with a request that it be used for aged care.
In essence, people will be able to buy a lifetime usage right which will cover the cost of the building. On departure, the unit will be revalued and any capital gain goes to the family.