• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Wintringham - an Overview

A passion for social justice 

Wintringham is an Australian not-for-profit welfare organisation specialising in the housing, support and care of older people who are experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness.

The team of over 1000 employees currently deliver services in Victoria and Tasmania.

This video will give you a strong sense of our history, values and culture:

Pursuing our mission to eliminate elderly homelessness, Wintringham has developed a comprehensive suite of services. Our responses are adaptable to the range of issues individuals face. 

We have a subsidiary company, Wintringham Housing, providing independent housing to older people who need it most; we have top class Full Care Accommodation; we manage significant numbers of Commonwealth Home Care Packages which allow people to maintain tenancies and dignified independence; our Outreach services are primary gateways out of homelessness. 

What are our other unique features?

  • A subsidiary company, Wintringham Housing which is a housing association registered in Victoria.
  • Wintringham Housing Real Estate Agency providing avenues that lead to housing
  • a dedicated and highly qualified Clinical Care team able to maximise health and well-being outcomes, whilst respecting the choices and values of individuals in the community and in residential care
  • an in-house meals production service able to produce top quality meals and respond to feedback
  • we specialise in dealing with challenging behaviours; all staff receive tailored training in humane and effective responses
  • staff enjoy a range of generous conditions and the company as a whole is repaid with their exceptional loyalty and hard work
  • an in-house maintenance team ensuring that all accommodation is kept in top condition
  • prudent financial management with an aversion to debt
  • an enthusiastic band of Recreation professionals directing personalised activities woven through all our programmes; see Social and Wellness Options 


Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024

United Nations Habitat Scroll of Honour

In 2011, Wintringham was awarded the United Nations human settlements program Habitat Scroll of Honour: the first time it was awarded to an Australian entity. It acknowledged the difference Wintringham has made to the lives of thousands of older people as well as to the experience of urban life in Melbourne.


Presentation by the Director of UN Habitat, Dr Joan Clos, in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Presentation by the Director of UN Habitat, Dr Joan Clos, in Aguascalientes, Mexico


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.
Legends of Wintringham
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