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December 22, 2016

Christmas feast at Hampton Road

Chef Sophie Budd and the TasteBudds team continued their amazing place making efforts with a special event, Christmas Kitchen at Hampton Road, earlier this month. Community volunteers and residents of Hampton Road, helped cook and serve a huge traditional Christmas lunch for the 198 people who call the lodging house home. Members of the community […]

Christmas feast at Hampton Road

December 22, 2016

Christmas wish comes true with a little help

Having your family over for Christmas lunch might seem like an ordinary enough wish, but for Delores, being in a position to cook for her grandkids in her own kitchen this Christmas day is a proud achievement. Delores is a Noongar woman with a large family who clearly love and need her.  Delores’ own mother […]

Christmas wish comes true with a little help

November 17, 2016

Street to Home team at Homeless Connect 2016

Foundation Housing’s Street to Home team were at this year’s Homeless Connect event in Northbridge to talk with people experiencing homelessness about how the service can help them into accommodation and stabilise their life. Homeless Connect is coordinated by Volunteering WA and brings together a big range of services for homeless people in one place […]

Street to Home team at Homeless Connect 2016

October 14, 2016

Measuring social impact

Understanding what tenants experience as the real value of wellbeing projects to their lives is the goal of a new reporting methodology implemented by Foundation Housing.  The Tenant Wellbeing Team is using a methodology called Most Significant Change (MSC) which sees a team of tenants trained to interview other tenants after a project has been […]

Measuring social impact

October 14, 2016

Food based partnership a recipe for success

A partnership between well known Perth Chef Sophie Budd, the not-for-profit organisation Food Rescue, and Foundation Housing is having a very positive impact on a group of lodging residents at the Hampton Road Lodging House. The partnership sees Sophie work with residents to prepare ‘rescued’ food in the refurbished commercial kitchen on the lodging house […]

Food based partnership a recipe for success

October 13, 2016

Foundation Housing gets Expressive for Anti Poverty Week

Foundation Housing is once again supporting the music and arts event Expressitval which aims to highlight the issue of disadvantage during national Anti Poverty Week and give a voice to those who may be experiencing hardship. Expressitval’s organisers believe that by bringing together the community through arts and music, they are removing barriers to community […]

Foundation Housing gets Expressive for Anti Poverty Week

September 8, 2016

UWA student project at Newcastle Street housing complex

Architecture and design students from the University of Western Australia designed and then constructed on site in day, a series of installations help make some of the public areas of the Newcastle St housing complex more enjoyable to use. Newcastle Street is a $16m inner city redevelopment project including 62 studios for single people and couples […]

UWA student project at Newcastle Street housing complex

September 8, 2016

Becoming part of the community in Broome North

Foundation Housing has been working with Landcorp in Broome North to support a range of place making activities that are aimed at strengthening connections in within the relatively new community on the Waranyjarri Estate. Most recently we went along for the ride in the 2016 Broome Challenge, a fun family event that took participants around […]

Becoming part of the community in Broome North

June 14, 2016

Our CEO receives Queen’s Birthday Honour

Foundation Housing Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Gregory has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honour Awards which were announced on Monday 13 June. Ms Gregory has been recognised for her work in the not for profit housing sector spanning almost 20 years, with almost three decades overall in […]

Our CEO receives Queen’s Birthday Honour

June 8, 2016

Residents help deliver bumper ‘harvest’

Collecting food that is no longer ok to sell but still ok to eat, and then distributing it to people who really need it is a great aspiration, but a logistical challenge.  Fortunately it’s one that Foundation Housing and OzHarvest are mastering with the recipients of the food themselves playing a big part in making […]

Residents help deliver bumper ‘harvest’

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