Women’s Housing Ltd 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 Ltd 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, art therapy, photography classes etc. The activities are determined by the residents.
COVID-19 adds another level of stress, anxiety and loneliness to many Australians. Lifeline will be available right through the COVID-19 for any person who needs support. You can talk to a Crisis Supporter on 13 11 14 (24 hours / 7 days), or via text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) or online at www.lifeline.org.au (7pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights).
⇒ Make sure workspaces, benchtops and surfaces are clean and hygienic. Wipe down desks, tables and phones with disinfectant regularly. ⇒ Regular and thorough handwashing. Use hand sanitiser when unable to wash. ⇒ Open doors and windows to provide fresh air. ⇒ Promote good respiratory hygiene or cough etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Use tissues and throw them away. Wash your hands or use a hand sanitiser every time you touch your mouth or nose.
The Women's Advisory Group (WAG) is a group of Women's Housing Ltd tenants that provide a voice into the operations of the organisation. The WAG have been meeting monthly since April 2018. During this time the group have reviewed policies, provided feedback on recommended changes for the Women's Housing Ltd website and they have created a community engagement plan for 2019 and 2020. Tenants interested in taking part in the WAG should contact Lindy Parker, Operations Manager to learn more about the group and what it entails.
Georgia Ellis from Blue Chip Minds is providing training to tenants. These classes enable tenants to reflect on their perception of the world and come away with resources and skills to live a full life. Georgia provides training to clients all over the world London, Abu Dhabi, Singapore. This is a great opportunity for tenants! Thanks to a generous donation from Lend Lease, Women’s Housing Ltd can provide this opportunity. Scheduled dates for training are: 26th February, Moorabbin (TBC) 5th March, Bayswater Church Hall 11th and 18th March, Mount Martha Rooming House 15th and 22nd May, Berwick Rooming House 10th June, Richmond Community Learning Centre If you are a tenant of Women's Housing Ltd and interested in attending any of the above workshops please contact the office on 9412 6868 ext 4.
Thank you Footscape for the wonderful donation of more new socks for our tenants. Footscape is a not for profit organisation that provide podiatry care to economically disadvantaged individuals .
Now the festive season is behind us we look forward to the year ahead. With new possibilities, new jobs and new school years lets have a conversation about Money. WIRE have published a guide specifically designed to equip you with a better understanding of your current financial situation and the skills to safely and confidently achieve greater financial wellbeing. If you are interested in receiving this information pack please talk to your Tenancy Officer.
On 25 February 2020 Women's Housing Ltd's will conduct the first community engagement workshop for 2020. Styling on a budget will be held at Burnley Backyard and is open to all Women's Housing Ltd tenants. More information will follow.
Women's Housing Ltd would like to thank Cheryl Barker for her wonderful support over the Christmas period. Cheryl wrapped and helped distribute presents to over 400 of our tenants. She was Women's Housing Ltd's very own Santa Clause!
Tenants at Bentleigh celebrating Christmas… a wonderful opportunity to get together and wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas. Thank you to the lovely tenancy and asset officers from Women’s Housing Ltd for putting together a delicious feast.