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Building Commenced for "The Gums Project – A State of the Art Rehabilitation and Supported Independent Living"

Building has officially commenced for SACARE’s latest facility, The Gums in Salisbury. On the 31st January The Honourable Zoe Bettison met with SACARE’s Managing Director Andrew Marshall, CEO Tim Prowse at the site to turn the first sod.

‘The Gums Project – A State of the Art Rehabilitation and Supported Independent Living Centre’, which has begun execution at 47 Burton Road, Salisbury, will provide world-class rehabilitation and deliver high quality care to 20 people that have suffered catastrophic accidents and require sub-acute rehabilitation. The project is a joint venture between SACARE and Accord Property designed by Brown Falconer Architects.

This is SACARE’s sixth supported independent living facility, the fifth Briarholm was launched in Kingswood end of 2016. To view all supported independent living facilities, click here.

Aligning with the National Disability Strategy 2012-2020 to create ‘innovative solutions for housing’, the rehabilitation centre will be fitted with innovative technology to better clients’ lives. The facility will include the latest technology to deliver innovative care solutions to improve clients’ quality of life. This will include advanced technology like home automation systems.

During The “Gums Project” Stage 1 of construction, 36 direct ongoing and sustainable full time equivalent jobs will be available in the Northern Suburbs, an area with the highest unemployment rate in South Australia. It will assist the City of Salisbury 2030 City Plan with its commitment to ‘improving pathways to employment by providing programs for people whether they are unemployed, seeking to enter the workforce, or looking to change careers.’

In lead up to the launch which is expected for end of 2018, The Gums Project will upskill the South Australian disability services workforce by providing the highest standard of training. SACARE has partnered with Renewal SA and Enhance Training to provide a training course for 20 long term unemployed individuals. This program will run from The Gums, where SACARE has committed to taking a significant proportion of participants from the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

Since 2016, SACARE is a registered NDIS service provider and a portion of the NDIS will fund support services to assist participants to undertake daily living requirements due to the person’s disability. It is expected that patients not covered under the NDIS will be funded via an insurance scheme (LSA or RTWSA).

The Gums Project will positively impact the SA Government’s economic priority to be a ‘Global Leader in Health and Ageing.’ The facility will be utilised for collaboration in the health and biomedical research industry.


For more information about The Gums Project click here. Or watch the walk through virtual tour of the future project here. If you have any questions or enquiries about residency and or employment opportunities email or call 1300 145 636.




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