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October 31, 2017

Clemente the catalyst for change

Many Foundation Housing tenants come from backgrounds that have featured significant barriers to them accessing tertiary education, despite their ability and intelligence.  Barriers such as lack of support and role models, insufficient resources, housing transience and even gender, prevent many people from completing high school, let alone university. Life gets in the way and the […]

Clemente the catalyst for change

October 31, 2017

Brightwater collaboration shows potential

Foundation Housing and the Brightwater Group are exploring collaboration opportunities to increase housing pathways for Brightwater clients who have an acquired neurological disability. There is currently a shortage of semi-independent, but still supported accommodation for individuals with this kind of disability. A short list of potential properties has been identified and it’s hoped a symbiotic […]

Brightwater collaboration shows potential

October 25, 2017

Ending homelessness; one life at a time

The very idea of James* maintaining a stable life in long-term accommodation seemed near impossible just six months ago – especially to James himself. The insulin-dependent man in his mid-40s had been living rough on Perth’s streets for several years, frequently presenting at hospital for his medication. He didn’t have the skills or confidence to […]

Ending homelessness; one life at a time

October 17, 2017

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

It’s sobering to consider that around 2.2 million Australians live in relative poverty. What is particularly distressing about this statistic is that it’s estimated 731,000 of these individuals are children. International Anti Poverty Week is being observed around the world this week so it’s appropriate that we pause to consider our failure to ‘fix’ this […]

Tackling poverty in WA: let’s start at the beginning

September 14, 2017

Do we know who your Next of Kin is?

If you live alone – either in one of our lodging houses or as a tenant – it’s important we know who to contact if something happens to you. For example, if you become seriously unwell and aren’t able to speak with medical staff, your Next of Kin needs to be contacted to do this […]

Do we know who your Next of Kin is?

September 14, 2017

Win a family pass to Adventure World

What hopes and dreams do the kids in your life have for their future? To be a fireman, a pop star or maybe a vet?  To travel the world? To go into Space? It might just be to live in a nice safe home with their family. Get a child in your life to draw us a […]

Win a family pass to Adventure World

September 13, 2017

Getting ahead on your rent for Christmas

Would it help you cope with the cost of Christmas if you didn’t have to pay rent for a fortnight over the festive season? Did you know you can pay a bit extra on your rent each week so that you can build up enough savings to give yourself a rent holiday at Christmas time […]

Getting ahead on your rent for Christmas

September 13, 2017

Financial help for kids to join sport clubs

It’s the time of the year when many sporting clubs are taking registrations for the summer season.  Signing your child up to play a sport can be expensive, but there is help for parents and caregivers. KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering […]

Financial help for kids to join sport clubs

September 12, 2017

Tell us how we are doing and win a $150 voucher

Every two years we survey our tenants and residents to find out how we are going providing our service to you and where we can improve it.  Return the form to us by 27th October and you can go in a draw to win one of three $150 prize vouchers. Keep an eye on your […]

Tell us how we are doing and win a $150 voucher

August 30, 2017

Large family gets “brushed with kindness”

We were happy to connect Habitat for Humanity volunteers taking part in the Brush with Kindness program to a family of 12 living in one of our homes recently to help them rejuvenate their home. Brush with Kindness is a home beautification program which sees teams of volunteers undertake landscaping and minor improvements to homes […]

Large family gets “brushed with kindness”

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