Units - Aminya Community Housing

Administration Arrangements

The administering authority of the housing association comprrises the board members of Mid Murray Homes for the Aged Inc and in so doing is required to comply with the South Australian Cooperative and Community Housing Act, 1991.

Day to day management of the Association is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer and Administrative staff of Mid Murray Homes for the Aged Inc.

The provision of accommodation is classed as social, supported housing for people who are homeless, those at risk of homelessness, the financially and socially disadvantaged members of the community.  Prospective residents must be 55 years of age as a minimum and must not own their own home.

Admission is determined in accordance with policies laid down by the SA Government Department of Families and Communities.  An assets test applies to all applicants.

Tenancy Agreement

All tenants occupy the units under a tenancy agreement.  Initial agreements are for up to 12 months and may be extended at the conclusion of 12 months.  (Note: The 12 month tenancy applies to all new tenants entering a unit after January 2012).

Waiting List

Due to the level of interest in the village accommodation there is a waiting list.  Interested persons are encouraged to apply although the allocation of available places is based on criteria determined by DFC.  Allocations are made on the basis of the person with the highest level of need at the time of the vacancy.  The length of time a person is registered does not influence the approval process.

Standard fitout

All units are air-conditioned, reverse cycle, and are fully electric throughout.  All units have stoves, blinds, smoke alarms and floor coverings.  Each unit has an en-suite which also serves as the laundry.  Some units have curtains although these are not generally provided.  Tenants will need to make arrangements for personal laundry/cleaning of units.

Aminya is not responsible for the provision and maintainence of the following: air conditioners, floor coverings, window treatments, gardens (other then communal areas), light fittings, globes, garden sheds, carports and garages.  Aminya may provide some of these items at the time of occupancy.  Responsibility for maintaining and re;acing these items is that of the tenant.

Refurbishment

When a unit becomes vacant an assessment is made of what refurbishment is required.  In addition a schedule is maintained that establishes the frequency for repainting and replacement of air conditioners, hot water services, stoves, carpet and other fittings.

Unit Inspections

All units are inspected regularly to identify any items that require attention and to determine that tenants are maintaining the facility in an acceptable condition.  Inspections are conducted by staff and other approved persons on a quarterly basis in accordance with the tenancy agreement.

Health & Medical

Tenants are required to make their own arrangements for health and medical services.  Extensive support is available from the Domiciliary Care service operated by Mannum Hospital and the regional health service based at Murray Bridge.  A number of other service providers including ACH group, Resthaven, Mid Murray Community Support Service provide services to community clients.  Some of these services require assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

The local Medical Clinic is located adjacent to the site as is the Mannum Hospital and Mannum Domiciliary Care service and the Day care service.

Transport

A taxi service is available, phone 0428 834 861.  A bus service operates between Mannum and Murray Bridge.  Details are available from the Mannum Domiciliary care service, ph 8569 0240.

Mail

The usual mail delivery service is available.  Each unit has its own letter box.  Tenants are able to leave outgoing mail at the reception desk of the residential care facility for posting the following working day.

Refuse removal

Wheelie bins are provided by the Council for use by tenants who are also responsible for arranging for the bin to be placed out for collection and subsequent return.  One bin is available on a shared basis for each two units.

Newspapers

The local newsagency provides newspapers direct to the units at the appropriate charge.

Mannum Facilities

The organisation does not provide a community hall, bowling green, etc... as there is a wide range of such facilities and services available in the township.  The local hospital has a Day Centre that provides a variety of activities while many other local community based groups provide other services and support .  A number of local service clubs such as LIONS, APEX and others provide ample opportunities for participation in voluntary services.

Mannum Mag

A local newspaper, the Mannum Mag, is printed on a monthly basis and distributed free throughout the Mid Murray Council District.  The paper is operated on a voluntary basis and is a free publication.