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BaptistCare Bouddi Place was officially opened in December 2019, with a visit from Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch.
The Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) development provides housing for seniors and single parent families with a total of 55 villas.
Tenants moved in earlier in the year in August, with Kerry a very happy member of the new Bouddi Place community.
When Kerry’s marriage broke down, she was forced to find new accommodation with only her pension to support her. She borrowed money for a bond and searched for somewhere affordable to live. She had been renting a privately-owned garage and lived there for 11 years, despite the freezing winters, boiling summers and difficult neighbours. She never felt safe or secure, and she never knew when she would be asked to move out.
When a new apartment opened up at BaptistCare Bouddi Place, Kerry quickly applied.
“I don’t know that I could have ever dreamed of something like this. It’s so lovely. And it’s taken all the stress off me,” said Kerry.
BaptistCare Bouddi Place provides the benefits of an intergenerational mix of seniors and families that reflects the broader community. With our on-site manager and suite of support services, tenants have a genuine support system, as well as a community centre, park, vegetable garden, communal barbecue area, an onsite manager and a regular schedule of events and activities.