Lee Nutley dreams of leaving home and living in managed care accommodation.
Lee Nutley dreams of leaving home and living in managed care accommodation.

Lee is seeking suitable housing

By LEE McIVORlmcivor@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

ALL Pauline Nutley wants for her son is a house he can live in.

Unfortunately she is unable to find suitable accommodation for him in Gladstone.

Pauline's son, Lee, is 28 years old and is wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy.

"I have been trying to get him into his own accommodation for the last 10 years,'' Pauline said.

"I have been told there is no suitable accommodation here for him.''

She said her son had been wheelchair-bound his entire life.

"We built our house in Calliope specifically to cater for his wheelchair access,'' said Pauline.

"But he really wants to have his independence and live in some form of shared accommodation either in Calliope or Gladstone.''

Lee has an extensive network of interests and friends.

The Calliope Roosters rugby league team knows him as their best supporter and has awarded him a trophy saying so.

He also sponsors a child in Indonesia and is learning Indonesian.

Ian Earnshaw from Roseberry Community Services said they were looking at ways to provide accommodation for adults with disabilities.

"We have put in an expression of interest to manage the proposed boarding house in Gladstone,'' Mr Earnshaw said.

"Should we be successful in getting the contract we will be looking at incorporating accommodation for the disabled within the complex.



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