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Lendlease Community Day 2017

Unisson Disability's shared living home for young people on the Central Coast, is home to three young residents with complex support needs and high-level medical care.

The home seeks to be a caring and comfortable environment where the residents, all of whom have spent lengthy periods of time in hospital, can receive the support they require but also enjoy the social and fun aspects of being young individuals living together.

With their unimpeded passion to enjoy life to the fullest and overcome challenges, the residents and staff of Friendship Place were the inspiration behind Lendlease nominating the property to be the beneficiary of their time and efforts on the company’s annual ‘Community Day’.

Community Day, one of the Lendlease Foundation’s most popular programs, is an initiative which enables employees to nominate a cause of their choosing and volunteer their time and skills to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the local community.

It was an honour to welcome a team of 20 Lendlease employees from Erina Fair Shopping Centre to the Unisson shared living home for young people. The team kicked off the day’s project early in the morning, and worked
tirelessly for a full day revitalising the property’s gardens and outdoor pergola area, building a herb garden, creating sensory gardens, providing fresh coats of paint, undertaking internal building repairs and AV upgrades, and even a collaboration with renowned local modern indigenous artist, Grant Molony, to create a 12-metre-long mural in the garden.

According to Lendlease representative Tarita Potestas, “Our Community Day is all about giving back to our local community. When we heard about the amazing work being done at Unisson’s shared residence for youth, and the inspirational residents, we knew this was a worthwhile cause. We were thrilled to volunteer our time to this project, and we can’t wait to hear how the residents and staff enjoy the new additions and improvements.”