In October 2017 the Hume team responsible for our temporary and transitional homelessness programs moved into our newly refurbished Claymore office, located in the heritage-listed Glenroy Cottage.
Hume refurbished the Circa 1890-built cottage with the aid of a $50,000 grant from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services’ (FACS) Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).
We were able to fit out the office, with the help of Crest Office Interiors pro bono design skills and a team of Hume volunteers who built and installed furniture.
The move to the bigger office has provided us with more desk space, meeting and interview rooms, and a dedicated reception area for customers to visit.
Moving into our new office is the first stage of Hume’s bigger plan for activating Dobell Hill as a place for the Claymore community.
The larger plan includes installing an accessible toilet in the Shed, landscaping the Hill’s outdoor spaces and fitting out the Gatekeepers Cottage as a co-working and training space.
Once completed the site will be an ideal location for social and community events and a place for Claymore residents to access services for training, recreation and for strengthening community ties.
Hume are completing the second stage of the upgrades with the help of a second grant from FACS and the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund. We are planning for these works to be completed by December 2018.
Across NSW the $20 million Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) has been used by organisations to improve community facilities, enhance open spaces, improve safety, increase accessibility and bring tenants and their neighbors together.For more information about the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund see: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/reforms/future-directions/reforms/community-improvement-fund
For more information on Hume’s Housing Independence Program, please see https://www.humehousing.com.au/areyoulookingforahome.html
If you are interested in hearing more about the community cohesion activities we run in the greater Campbeltown area, please contact email@example.com or call 0438 095 950.