Before coming to the Synapse Cairns Community Living, Fiona was living in hospital in Townsville. She said, “I didn’t like it, it was too cold with the aircon on. I wanted to come outside.”
Fiona lives in one of 8 supported units built purposefully and thoughtfully by Synapse. The focal point of the place is a large breezeway, which provides shelter without feeling enclosed, even during the wet season. This acts as an informal gathering place where everyone feels completely welcome.