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Mid-winter celebration 2017

On 26 July, more than 40 tenants joined us in Ashfield for our annual mid-winter celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, enjoy lunch together, and hear the latest WHC news.  It was the first celebration for new CEO, Debbie Georgopoulos, who spoke passionately about Women’s Housing Company’s achievements over the last 35 years. Debbie went on to share details of the forthcoming Women Staying Well initiative and was joined by new Community Engagement Coordinator, Fiona Forrest, in urging tenants to stay connected, and have their say in shaping services. Guests came up with a host of suggestions for getting involved including outings, digital learning, well-being classes and creative writing.

 

They were also keen to learn more about the role of the Tenant Advisory Group (TAG), which long term tenant, Dianna Kelly went on to talk about. As part of the celebration, guests were treated to a screening of the touching short film, Video Stories, put together by members of the TAG:

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After a delicious meal, tenants enjoyed taking snaps of each other with party cameras. The afternoon came to a close with line dancing and a prize draw. Guests commented: “Great day! Am so glad I came… Food was amazing… Great to meet new ladies.” and “Really enjoyed myself. Food and company great. Beautiful day. Thank you,” as they left clutching glamourous goodie bags generously donated by Marie Claire magazine.

Congratulations to our winners Zareena, Milena and Wen Jing, and a warm thank you to everyone who joined with us, in helping make the day such a success.

 

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Tenants and staff enjoying a meal at the event

   

Tenants Advisory Group Meetings

The  Tenants Advisory Group (TAG) meets every two months to share information, exchange experiences and influence services. Discussions have included improving repairs, supporting more tenants to get involved and deciding which social events to put on. TAG members have also enjoyed free creative workshops and learning new skills.

Tenants Advisory Group Meetings in 2017

    • Thursday 16 February – Surry Hills 
    • Tuesday 4 April – Ashfield
    • Thursday 8 June – Surry Hills
    • Wednesday 9 August – Ashfield
    • Thursday 5 October – Parramatta
    • Tuesday 12 December – Surry Hills

The next TAG meeting will take place at 10am on Wednesday 9 August in Club Ashfield, 1-11 Charlotte Street, Ashfield, NSW 2131.

Please contact Fiona on 8202 9312 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Women Staying Well Initiative

Women’s Housing Company has started an exciting new project to better assist single women living in social housing - aged 55 years and older - to remain well, connected and able to age in place.

The project, known as the Women Staying Well Initiative, began in July 2017, with plans for implementation over the next three years. Using evidence-based research, the project will directly engage with and assist our older tenants, at the same time as developing a new model and set of tools to help social housing providers be proactive in supporting tenants to successfully age-in-place.

Stage 1 in the new project is to develop a Women Staying Well Framework. The Framework will describe how the project will be rolled out in Sydney, how support will be offered to tenants, what partnerships will be established, and how we will know if the project is successful.

To help shape the Women Staying Well Framework and Implementation Plan, Women’s Housing Company is inviting people to several planned consultations to be held between July and September 2017.

 

Opportunities to get involved

First Workshop - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Women’s Housing Company will host a special workshop on the Women Staying Well initiative with members of the Tenants Advisory Group (TAG) and other interested tenants in Ashfield. The TAG meeting will start at 10am and the workshop will follow from 11am to 12.30pm.  This will be held at Club Ashfield, 1-11 Charlotte Street Ashfield. Refreshments will be provided.

Click here  for more information about the project.

Please contact Fiona on 8202 9312 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get involved

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. Click here to find out about our annual survey results, events and activities, and a message from the new CEO.  

 

WHC Annual General Meeting 2016

On Thursday 24 November 2016 the Women’s Housing Company held its Annual General Meeting at Rydges Central in Sydney. The event was well attended by a number of tenants, WHC Board of Directors, stakeholders and employees.

Frances Rush, the CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre was our special guest speaker and talked about her work and the services that the Asylum Seekers Centre provides for asylum seekers living in the community.

We also launched our 2016 Annual Report at the event. To download a copy of the full report, click here. The WHC Financial Report 2016 is also available click here to download a copy of the report.

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and making it a successful event! 

agm website 2016

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