Anywhere but a bed Homeless Persons Week is an annual themed week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues.A ‘sleep out’ event was held during National Homeless Persons Week to raise awareness and highlight the difficulties faced by people experiencing homelessness. More than 40 people from housing and support services, disability support services, youth and aged services and mental health support services attended a ‘sleep out’ organised by Peninsula Housing Network. Women’s Housing Ltd was excited to be a part of this event, Lindy Parker, Operations Manager and Veronica Hunt, Housing Worker were two of the many sleeping rough on Tuesday 5th August 2014. “Without affordable and secure housing it is very difficult for people to have wholesome and healthy lives, to hold down employment, to participate fully in education and to engage in community life. Housing is a basic and fundamental human right and we should never lose sight of this,” said councillor Antonella Celi.
On 14 February 2014 members of staff at Women’s Housing Limited attended the One Billion Rising event at Federation Square in Melbourne. The event is part of a global movement which uses music, dance and joy to protest and say NO to violence and exploitation experienced by 1 in 3 women around the world. For more information on the event please see link below. MR One Billion Rising Feb 14 2014
The Hon Simon Crean MP State Member for Hotham The Hon Wendy Lovell MP Minister for Housing Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development The Hon Elizabeth Miller MP State Member for Bentleigh Members from Women’s Housing Limited and several tenants attended the Official Opening of the Bentleigh Community Housing Project. Representatives from Pellicano Builder, The Housing Registrar and The Victorian Police Force were also present.
Janet volunteered at Women’s Housing Limited since November 2000 She has been a valued and vital part of our organisation. Every Monday and Friday come rain or shine she has turned up and used her skills and talents to assist all the different areas of our office. Many of our Annual Reports and publications have benefitted from the contribution Janet has made with her proof reading and flair for grammar and punctuation. Through her attention to detail she has assisted the different areas keep their records up to date and our suppliers happy by making sure they were paid regularly. I know we will all miss her and hope she will still make time to come and visit us often.