The Hume community includes people from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures. Our community covers more than 2,200 properties across New South Wales.
Within the Hume community, there are smaller groups and communities including:
- people who live or work in the same area
- people who are the same age, who share the same culture, religion or hobbies and interests.
We want to make sure all the different people and groups feel part of the community - as a result, we have come up with a program of activities that encourages people to get involved in their community.
We want our customers to take part in making decisions about their community and lead the way in working out how to deal with issues in their neighbourhood.
We asked our customers to tell us what they think and how they'd like to improve their sense of community through the Benevolent Society’s Community Connections Survey. You told us that you wanted more opportunities for neighbours and communities and Hume staff to get together, share and talk.
Fairfield Family Fun Day
“When I help people, it helps me, I feel better,” (Fairfield customer, aged 75).
Our family fun day at the Canley Vale Leisure Centre was a great success with around 120 people taking part. We had a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, tai chi classes, face painting, and musicians. Our customers and local neighbours talked with Hume staff about how we can work together to make everyone feel part of the community. We all agreed that community events are a great way to get people together.