Better Together Housing Newsletter 11 April 2024

Hi everyone, welcome to the April 2024 edition…
Thank you for signing up to receive our updates and a big welcome to our new members.

We hope everyone had a good and safe Easter. Here at Better Together Housing we have been hosting a number of information sessions on the program around the Sunshine Coast with more on the way. These information sessions have been catered to people who would like to learn more about the Better Together Housing program either for themselves or maybe even a friend or family member. We also like to utilise these sessions to ask questions from the audience about what successful shared housing looks like to them to see if our program can help in anyway. If you would like to attend one of these session we are hosting some in Pomona and Caloundra over April and May. We also have plans to host future sessions in Redcliffe and Beerwah. If there is a place you would like us to host an information session please don’t hesitate to reach out.

New Website Update
We are in the final stages of the new website development and are almost ready for members to test it out! We want to make sure that this website is as user friendly as possible and that is why we would love feedback from members. It doesn’t matter whether you can use technology easily or you might find it harder to use, we would love for any and all feedback so that this website can meet the needs of our members. We have had a number of members reach out to offer their feedback and we will be in touch soon for the next steps to test it out. If you are a member and would like to help test out the new website please don’t hesitate to contact us on

Once we have finalised the website we will be sending out messages to all members with instructions on how they can sign into the new website. We will be available to help trouble shoot any problems as well.

Members, don’t forget to check your Junk Folder!

When a member messages you or comments on your post on the website an email will go out to advise you that you have a message to check. It is always recommended that you check your junk folder just in case this notification hasn’t gone to your inbox. We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on an opportunity to connect with other members.

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Mackay News & updates

Curious about shared housing options? Interested in exploring the idea of living with other amazing women? Mackay’s Better Together Housing Project Worker will be a guest speaker at the @mackaywomenscentre Mackay Active Women’s Group on the 17th of April.

It’s a relaxed opportunity to learn more and chat about how shared living arrangements can offer support and companionship. No pressure, just good conversation and new possibilities.

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Location: Mackay Women’s Centre, Shakespeare St, Mackay

Latest News, Articles and Information

The RISE2 Foundation builds safe, secure homes for women and children survivors of domestic & family violence and provides vital support to help rebuild their lives.

RISE2 is an innovative project delivering purpose-built homes across our region for families to begin again. They also create a caring safety net of local community services around them as they recover and regain their confidence to rejoin our community.

100% of every dollar raised helps complete fully furnished homes as short-term accommodation for the most at-risk families. Can you help us to change the life of a child, not just today but for the rest of their lives?

Your $125pp ticket includes a delicious 2-course lunch specially created for us by the award winning Chef and team at Bella Venezia Mooloolaba and a welcome glass of wine or beer. This exclusive and special event on 1 May to launch DFV Prevention Month is made possible thanks to their generous sponsor Bella Venezia Restaurant.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet and hear from their guest speaker, Priscilla Thorpe, the DFV Service System Coordinator for IFYS who works tirelessly across the sector to make lasting, positive change in our community.

Book your table or ticket from here

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

Rising cost of living leaves over 65s seeking out shared accommodation

Caloundra Information Session

Starts: 29 Apr 2024 at 9:30 AM
Ends: 29 Apr 2024 at 11:00 AM
58A Queen Street, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

Pomona Information Session

Starts: 9 May 2024 at 1:00 PM
Ends: 9 May 2024 at 2:30 PM
1 Memorial Ave, Pomona QLD 4568, Australia

Upcoming Get it Togethers

Maroochydore Get it Together

Starts: 15 Apr 2024 at 2:00 PM
Ends: 15 Apr 2024 at 3:00 PM

San Churro Chocolateria, Shop GD091 – on the Riverwalk, Sunshine Plaza, 154-164 Horton
Parade Maroochydore, 4558

Mackay Get it Together

Starts: 18 Apr 2024 at 10:00 AM
Ends: 18 Apr 2024 at 11:30 PM

Yaw – 1/43 gregory street, Mackay, QLD, Australia, Queensland

Noosa Get it Together

Starts: 2 May 2024 at 9:30 AM
Ends: 2 May 2024 at 11:00 AM

Noosaville Library – 7 Wallace Dr, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia