• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
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  • I want help when I need it
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Irving Benson Court to be sold and site modernised

by Communications

Irving Benson Court in Hudson Street Coburg, an independent living residence for people aged over 50, is being purchased from Uniting Vic.Tas by not-for-profit Wintringham, with the generous support of the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation.

Wintringham, a specialist aged care provider for homeless and disadvantaged will take over the tenancies of the 17 residents currently living on the site by the end of April 2019.

“We’re excited by the possibilities this site gives us to update, modernise and potentially increase the number of units available to deserving people in our community who desperately need support, and a long-term home,” said Bryan Lipmann AM Wintringham CEO and Founder.

“All Irving Benson Court residents will be assured affordable housing now and into the future as a tenant of Wintringham. Our motto always has and always will be to provide a home until stumps for our clients.”

Uniting Vic.Tas CEO Paul Linossier said the sale was in the best interests of current and future residents.

“We are working closely with Wintringham to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible” Mr Linossier said.

“Wintringham have agreed to honour all existing arrangements with the residents. They will be able to receive all the services they receive now, whether from Uniting or other providers.”

Peter White, Chair of the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation said: “We’re proud to be supporting the good work of Uniting and Wintringham; both organisations are dedicated to ensuring long-term housing for some of our community’s most vulnerable and marginalised members.”

As a specialised not-for-profit provider of aged care services, Wintringham will be able to support the residents of Irving Benson Court throughout their later years, including when living independently is no longer an option.

Over time Wintringham will update and modernise the site subject to Council approvals. Before renovations commence, residents will be offered suitable temporary accommodation to relocate to. Once works are complete, residents may return.

Wintringham has a proven track record of updating and modernising specialised aged care and independent living accommodation throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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