• 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

Local partnership delivers more social housing

Heathcote Units
2020-10-26
by Wintringham Communications

Heathcote’s latest social housing project is now complete, and residents have moved in. These four new one-bedroom purpose designed units have been built exclusively for people aged 50 and over, who have a connection with the local community and are disadvantaged or at risk of homelessness.

The much-needed development has been led by Wintringham Housing, who have worked in partnership with the Lions Club of Heathcote, Heathcote Health, City of Greater Bendigo, Heathcote and Nagambie Community Bank and the Victorian Property Fund to bring this project to fruition. These seven-star energy rated homes have been built with the needs of elderly people in mind.

Features of the new units include:

  • Easy access for residents with limited mobility
  • Bedrooms designed to support periods of illness
  • External charge points and storage for scooters
  • Special equipment for frail residents
  • Along with other enhanced safety measures including fire sprinklers

Wintringham Housing in partnership with the Lions Club, already has a local presence with 17 social housing units adjacent to this new site.

“Being in Heathcote already means we can extend our current housing support services to these additional four people. This model ensures that tenants can access the support they need to maintain successful tenancies, and the services they need - this can often make all the difference to helping people feel settled and happy in their new home,” said Michael Deschepper Deputy CEO Wintringham.

“Despite having to undertake construction during the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m proud to say the completion of the build was ahead of schedule. This has been a positive achievement and we hope it will help lift spirits in Heathcote, and leave a lasting multi-generational legacy.

“We’re looking forward to having a proper opening early next year once it’s safe to do so, where we will thank our partners and the local Heathcote community for supporting our work and our clients.”

A virtual tour of the units is available here: https://bit.ly/3kGKC9K

For enquiries contact: Christina Bucci Communications@wintringham.org.au

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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