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Chennai Gets Inclusive Akshaya Housing Project

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

The SCAN initiative aims to offer homes customised to the needs of people with special needs in a larger inclusive environment

In a bid to address the concern of 'What after us?' for parents of persons with special needs, Special Child Assistance Network (SCAN), a Chennai-based NGO has signed an MoU with Akshaya for SCAN’s inclusive housing initiative in the project Akshaya Today at Kelambakkam.


The initiative aims to offer homes customised to the needs of people with special needs in a larger inclusive environment. It would be managed by SCAN in partnership with certified caregiver initiative Vidya Sagar


The project offers a full range of amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool, a two-acre garden with aesthetic walkways as well as several disability friendly features such as railings, ramps, audio announcements and braille-text on elevators. It is slated for completion by March 2022.


SCAN will also offer a vocational centre with a range of self-employment and supported employment options, and a therapy centre to provide required therapies for persons with special needs as well as all others on the Akshaya Today campus. This enables families with special children or any person with special needs to live life to the fullest.


  • One-bedroom flat Rs 26 lakh

  • Two-bedroom Rs 44 lakh

  • Three-bedroom flat Rs 55 lakh

At Akshaya Today, a one-bedroom flat will cost approximately Rs 26 lakh, two-bedroom Rs 44 lakh, and a three-bedroom flat Rs 55 lakh. Also there will be shared accomodation options.


According to Chitty Babu, chairman & CEO of Akshaya, “Akshaya is honoured to be a partner in this first-of-its-kind housing initiative. In our 26 years, Akshaya is well-known for offering differently-abled and elder-friendly homes, as well as kids-friendly communities. These initiatives have been well-received and appreciated by homebuyers across different age groups. We intend to provide SCAN members with a holistic housing solution supported by various amenities.``


Gopinath Ramakrishnan, Managing Trustee of SCAN, stated the initiative was the primary of its sort within the nation. “We launched into an intensive choice course of and zeroed in on Akshaya after broad consultations with our members. The intention of this initiative, which has been our dream for a few years, is true inclusion of the place where households with particular wants are part of the social material as equal residents, supported with providers centered on their distinctive necessities. Much more vital than bodily accessibility is the psychological accessibility and acceptance by the bigger societal networks as a full member of the neighborhood,” he stated.


Actor Suhasini Maniratnam stated at the very least 200 individuals might be housed right here. “The luckiest are the 1,900 households, as a result of there may be a lot they may study in life, that society can’t train them. One thing fantastic occurs to folks when they’re fully hopeless. That is a tremendous venture. I believe it’s going to be a mannequin venture. This pandemic has taught our society the significance of being collectively, in addition to being inclusive in our method by accepting completely different folks from numerous walks of life. This initiative has given me a whole lot of hope for humanity and for our nation and town,” said Suhasini Maniratnam.


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