the housing connection

Support in my community

At The Housing Connection we provide a personalised service to meet each individual’s specific needs.  Through our social, recreational and community engagement options, each person’s has a tailored plan that is goal oriented to ensure that activities are meaningful and beneficial.

Goals often cover skills development and practical activities but may also include:

  • self-management
  • social interaction
  • friendship
  • self-reliance
  • maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

We help you to fully participate in the economic and social life of the community. We believe everyone has the right to enjoy footy, cricket, tennis, whatever their favourite sport, to go out to dinner, parties, the movies and holidays and to meaningfully take part in day-to-day life.

Support is generally provided on a one to one basis. We encourage you to get involved in the community and to include people in activities that promote social interaction. We assist you to develop skills and interests to take into the future, and to create some continuity.

“Jackie has a new life, she’s a very happy person now and she likes to be around people” Barbara, Social Educator

The Housing Connection community includes former clients, friends, families, carers, advocates, current and former employees, Board and Committee members and people in the community. Together we enjoy many and varied social activities – barbeques, dinners, sporting events, movies, the theatre, picnics, camping and skiing trips.

We meet face to face with every person we support, with close family members and friends in order to ensure that we meet the specific needs, interests and goals of each individual.

Each person has one or two key workers who really get to know them and who will share their interests. We create individually tailored pathways depending on the needs and dreams of the person requiring support. Our focus is on relationships and supporting each person to integrate with their community, working cooperatively to achieve the best individual outcomes.

Hear some stories. Learn more about the people we work with and how they are leading rich and rewarding lives.

Find out how together we can assist you to find somewhere to live, or to find out about existing vacancies call 02 9415 2311 (Monday to Friday office hours) or make an enquiry.

Supported Holidays

Holidays are a very important part of the lives of the people we support. We encourage people to fulfil their dreams. Over the years, we have supported individuals to enjoy overseas trips (for example to Florida, USA to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle; Canada; Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu) and various places in Australia (Queensland’s Gold Coast and Brisbane, Coff’s Harbour, Port Stevens, Canberra, Parkes) – wherever anyone wants to go!! They may go on their own, with a key worker or with a small group, depending on their preferences.

“ My big dream was to go to NASA – but I didn’t believe this was possible until someone at The Housing Connection said “Why not?” I saved for many years for an airfare and accommodation. I researched the best time to go to make sure I could see a launching. I also found an aircraft museum nearby and a motel where I slept in a shuttle capsule bed. In April 2010 I went with my friend Tracey to the United States and watched the second last launch of the Space Shuttle at Cape Canaveral!”, Michael