Ensuring people who are ageing or have a disability can remain in their long-term community.
The vision of Winanglo is to propose and help with the development of 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 first project is to build 10 small homes suited to older and disabled local people in Winchelsea, to be known as Winchelsea Community Village.
Many senior members of our community are downsizing, selling their homes and wanting to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle within our fabulous community. 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 Community Village aims to fill this void. It will be state-of-the-art in design and beautifully landscaped. The site will be located on the corner of Harding Street and Hopkins Street, next to the Senior Citizens Club and the Anglican Church.
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.
The board of the Winchelsea Community Bank has set up an independent incorporated charity, Winanglo Inc., for the sole purpose of facilitating community projects in and around 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.
The site is an ideal location which was 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. These homes will be state-of-the-art design and beautifully landscaped.
In essence, people will be able to buy a lifetime usage right which will cover the cost of the building. Any maintenance and management mechanisms associated with the usage right will be fully disclosed as necessary at the time of due diligence. On departure, the unit will be revalued and any capital gain goes to the family.