About us

CLA in Profile

Community Lifestyle Accommodation Ltd (CLA) is a not-for-profit organisation registered in November 2010 under the Corporations act 2001. It is a company limited by guarantee and managed by a board.

Our board is a group of dedicated individuals with varying skills, knowledge and expertise. We are committed to addressing the critical lack of suitable accommodation for people with an intellectual disability.

CLA seek to work in partnership with Federal, State and Local Governments, non-government providers and the wider community.

(Liaising with Department of Human Services, Victoria.)

Supporting carers through information, transitional planning and advocacy.

Making older carers a priority.

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We have a new Carer Information & Support Advocate

My name is Yvonne, I am CLA’s new carer information & support advocate, committed to assisting participants and their parents/carers with NDIS pre-planning, including accompanying the family to the NDIS planning meetings. I can assist with NDIS plan re-views, speak with the service sector and advocate for the family on issues impacting on their lives. Cath is taking …

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All Abilities Sailing at BYS

A personal story from a CLA Member and Volunteer about the All Abilities Sailing Program at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. We’ve moved from Melbourne to live in Rye since late 2017 and loving it. My adult son, Jamie especially shown his enthusiasm and happiness since being here. Apart from everything else, attending the Sailability Blairgowrie has definitely …

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FREE All Abilities Day next Wednesday 5 December

ALL ABILITIES DAY is happening next Wednesday 5 December from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Come and try a range of sports, dance and art activities as well as a BBQ lunch – all for FREE! Bookings essential and will be closing very soon (the Shire has extended the deadline so make sure you don’t miss out!) …

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Every Australian deserves the choice to have a home of their own

The issue of a severe lack of appropriate housing and accommodation options for people with intellectual disability, and the consequential impact of ageing parents who continue to provide care for their sons and daughters living with an intellectual disability is escalating at an alarming rate. Please read here an open letter to Minister Dan Tehan from Justin …

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