Women’s Housing Limited recognise that housing is only one part of the jigsaw in many tenants’ lives
Strong partnerships with support services is central to Women’s Housing Limited’s work practices. Partnerships can help to improve the sense of community and belonging for tenants.
Women’s Housing Limited has a holistic approach to developing partnerships. Key areas of focus are personal support, local community, employment, training and development, education, health and financial management.
Our aim is to provide tenants with social, local and financial benefits, reducing those disadvantaged by low income, isolation, lack of education and poor health.
Community development has taken many forms. Rooming House residents have developed their own edible gardens, taken part in cooking classes, well-being sessions, photography classes etc. The activities are determined by the residents of each Rooming House.
Women's Housing Ltd are participating with Per Capita to pilot a project with women over the age of 50 to develop skills to establish a small business. The participants met on the 27th June 2018 for their monthly "Jam Session".
A guest speaker, Jo Konstandinou provided the women with marketing tips. Jo is a marketing professional with many years of experience.
The women shared their business ideas with Jo and were provided with individual tips on how they could tap into their target audiences.
Aware Health specialise in remedial massage, myotherapy and clinical pilates...but what you didn’t know was they also worked hard on a food and toy drive which greatly benefited our tenants. Thank you for your support!
Money For Jam is a social innovation project specifically designed to address income poverty for older women. Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness and unemployment. Money For Jam provides mentoring for women at risk of homelessness to turn their hobbies and passions into micro-enterprises.
Please join us on 18 August 2018 at Makers Market in Richmond to support these women and pick up a little treasure for yourself!
On 3 July 2018 Easyrest Pillows donated and delivered 200 pillows to Women’s Housing Ltd tenants. Thank you for supporting our tenants by helping them build a comfortable home. Hopefully now they can rest easy!
ADRA have generously donated welcome packs full of essential items for our tenants.
What started out as a full van soon got emptied. Rebecca Aurient from ADRA assisted Jacqui to deliver the packs to our THM tenants.
Thank you ADRA for your continued and ongoing support!
On Friday 25th May Money For Jam Participants were treated to a special guest presenter.
Prabin Guatam from VIS Network, a digital marketing consultancy, volunteered his time and expert knowledge to talk about marketing and how the women could use digital marketing to further their business ideas. Prabin encouraged all women to find their passion and belief in their ideas.
“Start small and do it well!”
The woman practiced their 30-second ‘elevator pitch’. The session was well attended and there was a buzz in the room.