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The Housing Connection is awarded a Chatswood RSL Club Grant

RSL Grants 2019

RSL Club Grants 2018The Housing Connection is set to deliver more programs to the community after receiving $15,000worth of funding through the ClubGRANTS scheme.

 

The latest round of funding was announced by Chatswood RSL Club at a Presentation Ceremony held at the Club on Friday 30th August.

 

“We are very grateful to have received this much-needed funding, which will enable us to continue our work in the local community,” said Nicola Hayhoe, CEO of The Housing Connection.

 

The Housing Connection is an innovative support service for adults who have an intellectual or cognitive disability and live in the Northern region of Sydney.  Many of those whom we support also have other disabilities including mental health problems and visual, hearing and physical disabilities.  Since its inception almost thirty years ago, The Housing Connection has provided individualized support that aims to facilitate the highest quality of life for those we serve.

 

We work with each individual and their families/carers/advocates to develop support that meets their individual needs.  We offer community based accommodation support, personalized daytime activities and individualized support..

 

The primary goals of the organisation are to assist individuals to develop skills to enable them to live as independently as possible in the community and to develop social networks so they can participate meaningfully in their community.  The object is to reduce their need for long-term support services that encourage dependency.  Some people are not able to live without support and they are assisted to enjoy a full and meaningful life.

 

“We would like to thank Chatswood RSL Club for providing this boost to our Charity, the support of which helps us to continue delivering our services to people with disabilities.” The Housing Connection is an innovative support service for adults who have an intellectual or cognitive disability and live in the Northern region of Sydney.  Many of those whom we support also have other disabilities including mental health problems and visual, hearing and physical disabilities.  Since its inception almost thirty years ago, The Housing Connection has provided individualised support that aims to facilitate the highest quality of life for those we serve.

 

We work with each individual and their families/carers/advocates to develop support that meets their individual needs.  We offer community based accommodation support, personalised daytime activities and transition to work opportunities.

 

The primary goals of the organisation are to assist individuals to develop skills to enable them to live as independently as possible in the community and to develop social networks so they can participate meaningfully in their community.  The object is to reduce their need for long-term support services that encourage dependency.  Some people are not able to live without support and they are assisted to enjoy a full and meaningful life.

 

The funding will be used as part of a program to promote a healthy lifestyle to our Clients who have a range of disabilities, as well as our Staff. Through this program we are aiming to improve people’s fitness and health and also promote healthy eating habits. Our program involves a range of light exercises tailored to the needs of our Clients who have complex needs, mainly intellectual but also physical. Staff participate both in support and in their own right. The program is conducted in the late afternoon at Chatswood Oval. Our model is proving to be fun, inclusive and motivating in contrast to normal gyms which our Clients find expensive and not motivating.

 

The $15,000 in funding adds to ongoing support and substantial funding exceeding $74,000 that The Housing Connection has received through the ClubGRANTS over past years.

 

“Giving back to the community is a huge part of who we are as a club, and we’re proud that this ClubGRANTS funding helps groups like this continue to do the great work that they do,” said Tony Snowsill, CEO, Chatswood RSL Club.

 

Clubs across the state have provided more than $1 billion in funding since the inception of the ClubGRANTS scheme, making it one of the largest and most effective grants programs in Australia.

 

The ClubGRANTS program is made possible through the support of ClubsNSW, the NSW Government and local clubs. Further detail about ClubGRANTS can be found at www.clubgrants.com.au