Jeanette Large, WPI, Lindy Parker, Women’s Housing Ltd and Susan Mathewson, attended the 2019 Australian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Night. Women’s Housing Ltd were a nominee for the Leading Community Engagement Practice Award.
Women’s Housing Ltd nominated the “Money for Jam” Project for this award. The “Money for Jam” project supports women over 50 to establish their own micro businesses. Project partners include Per Capita, Fitted for Work, En Masse and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. En Masse worked with Per Capita and Women’s Housing Ltd to develop an App to assist women hone their business skills and provide tips to build their resilience. All the women that participated in the project were supported with mentors who were co-opted from the corporate sector.