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Under Our Roof

Under Our Roof provides rural cancer patients and their families subsidised or free accommodation to stay in Adelaide while receiving treatment.

Under Our Roof Woodville living room

Providing a home away from home for country cancer patients and their families

A cancer diagnosis is heartbreaking, and for country cancer patients, leaving their support networks and travelling to Adelaide for treatment can be a burden both emotionally and financially.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s Under Our Roof accommodation eases this burden with four family-style homes for country patients and their families to stay while receiving cancer treatment. These homes encourage patients to have their support networks around them, keeping everyone together during challenging and difficult times.

Under Our Roof has been primarily community-funded over the past 10 years via Mercer SuperCycle, a multi-day charity bike ride around regional South Australia which raised $2.8 million to build the four homes.

Four inviting homes, two central locations

Woodville West

Designed and built in 2015 by award winning builder Scott Salisbury Homes, our two Woodville West homes are spacious for country cancer patients and their families to have a comfortable stay when going through treatment. The houses are fully airconditioned and can comfortably sleep a family of up to six with hypoallergenic pillows and quilts provided.

The homes are close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and only 8kms from the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Both Woodville homes have:

  • Three bedrooms with built-in-robes
  • Two bathrooms
  • Open plan kitchen/living area
  • Comfortably sleeps up to six people
  • Private courtyard and garden
  • Two-car garage and off-street parking
  • Monitored security
  • Access to free WiFi
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Lounge room with large family couch opening up to green courtyard.

Woodville Under Our Roof accommodation

Bowden

 

Constructed in 2020, these two family-style apartments are located at 354 Bowden’s On The Park East. These apartments are both close to public transport and are only 2kms from the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Both apartments have:

  • Three bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Two carparks
  • Safe and secure
  • Access to free WiFi
  • A short walk to the Town Square which offers a supermarket, cafes, bars and weekly markets.
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Under Our Roof Bowden Apartment kitchen and living

Bowden Under Our Roof accommodation

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The fact I could have my sister stay and support me meant the world to me, as well as having my partner come visit on weekends. The home was a Godsend and we couldn’t have asked for better.

Lisa Hawkins

Mount Gambier resident and Under Our Roof guest

Cancer patient Lisa Hawkins with sister at Under Our Roof
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