Odyssey Builders keeps those in the latter stages of their life and those living with a disability safe and independent in their home by modifying and maintaining the home environment to enhance individual capacity and needs.
Odyssey Builders specialises in providing quality and innovative construction services and support products that help customers remain living in their own home. We work with a strong network of approved suppliers to provide you with the best solution to meet your needs for everyday living.
Odyssey Builders has been providing quality assessments and disability access services to customers for more than 20 years. We take great pride in improving the lifestyle, mobility and safety of our customers.
The assessment for home modifications includes both the internal and external home environment. Odyssey Builders can offer free or subsidised assessments for eligible customers (we can often determine your eligibility over the phone). Assessments may also be covered by Medicare and private health funds. Our team of highly qualified, friendly and experienced staff are always happy to be of service so please contact us if you have any questions regarding eligibility or assessment.
This year we helped one of our clients to remain in his home
and do what he loves doing best. Bill uses a wheelchair after a major accident
in 2014. One leg was amputated and several metal rods were inserted into his
spine to compensate for several crushed vertebrae. Despite these significant
physical issues Bill was keen to return home after his rehabilitation, however
the physical environment wouldn’t enable this.
Bill was also a very keen woodworker before his accident and has numerous specialist tools in his shed that he used to create very impressive pieces including furniture and toys.
“Our home modification team was asked to assess Bill and his home to see if we could make his wish a reality. We identified all the issues and modified the entrance, bathroom, kitchen, living areas and external access to the point where he has been able to resume his life at home including the full use of his workshop."
This workshop has also quickly become a hub for his friends who frequently call in to help work and provide much need companionship.
A carpenter and joiner by trade, Scott Mills has a lifetime of experience and passion for working in the disability sector. Although Scott is no longer ‘on the tools’ his role with Kurri Kurri Community Services as site supervisor on the Home Modifications team has allowed him to continue to help those living with disability to remain living in their own homes.
Scott started his career by undertaking an apprenticeship with the Department of Health, working at the Gladesville Hospital which was then a medical facility that specialised in treating people with disability. He went on to run his own building business specialising in repairing and renovating period homes. When he and his family relocated to the Hunter he renovated ‘fixer uppers’ and later contracted for The Grey Army.
As a young man he lived with a family member who used a wheelchair, so Scott was directly exposed to the challenges that someone with a disability has in a home environment. This experience made him determined to help others.
In 2009, Scott’s own health took a turn when he had a heart attack on the job while tiling a bathroom. He was rushed to hospital where he was clinically dead for almost 20 minutes. Miraculously, he regained consciousness and made a excellent recovery. This experience redoubled Scott’s commitment to supporting people with disability.
Scott started with KKCS in 2014 and is a well-respected member of the team. He regularly travels around the Hunter visiting clients alongside the Occupational Therapists. Scott is also charged with determining each modification and project managing the job from design to completion.