Better Together Housing Newsletter 20 September 2023

Hi everyone, welcome to the September 2023 edition…
Thank you for signing up to receive our updates and a big welcome to our new members.

Welcome Donna!

We are very pleased to welcome Donna and her expertise to Better Together Housing. Donna
has written a few words to introduce herself below: I am very fortunate to have recently started a newly created role at Coast2Bay Housing, Community Development Manager. In this role, I am very excited to be working with Natasha to deliver the Better Together Housing Program. I first starting working in the homelessness and community housing space back in the early 90s. My 35 year career has always included passionate advocacy for social justice – including safe, secure and affordable homes, in welcoming, supportive and thriving communities for all.

As a Community Development Worker, my role is to facilitate processes that build on strengths IN community to support communities to address their OWN interests and needs. I look very forward to working with women from across the Sunshine Coast to address the significant housing crisis impacting so many, and to continue to grow Better Together as a viable housing option for themselves.

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey below

We would like to get your feedback on aspects of Better Together Housing. We want to hear from you about what is working for you, what isn’t and what you would be interested in attending. Each newsletter we will be posing 1-2 questions that we would love your answer/feedback on. These questions will be anonymous. For this months newsletter question

  • We love hosting our Coffee Get it Togethers but we would like to know if there is any other
    activities where you would feel comfortable meeting with other members? ie cooking classes,
    sewing etc

Answer the question by clicking here!

Would you like to win one of the five tickets up for grabs to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

Coast2Bay Housing Group are hosting a fundraising event for their Rise Project on the 11th of September at the Kawana Cinemas and have given us some tickets to giveaway.

To be in the running to win you will need to be an active member of Better Together Housing and be willing to provide some feedback about why you use Better Together Housing or your experience with using Better Together Housing. Please note we may use the feedback for promotional material but your name wont be used.
To enter please click here!

Not a member but would like to Support Coast2Bay Housing’s Rise project which provides safe and secure housing for families and children impacted by domestic violence? You can purchase a ticket here

Mackay News & updates

Latest News, Articles and Information

Ageing in a Housing Crisis: Older people’s housing insecurity & homelessness in Australia

New research conducted by Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University examines the housing circumstances of people aged 55 years and older, based on Census analysis and Homelessness Estimates. Read the full report here

Interesting links to learn more about why Better Together Housing is working hard to grow
our services and membership.

Ageing in a housing crisis: growing numbers of older Australians are facing a bleak future