Hume Community Housing’s communities includes people from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures, covering over 9,000 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 everyone and all groups feel part of this community. As a result, we have come up with a program of activities that encourages people to get involved and get to know one another.
We also encourage our customers to take part in making decisions about their community and lead the way in working out how to deal with neighbourhood issues.
We constantly ask our customers to tell us what they think and how they would like to improve their community through our own interactions and the Benevolent Society’s Community Connections Survey.
Our customers have spoken. They tell us that they want more opportunities for neighbours and communities and Hume employees to get together, share and talk. We are listening and welcome feedback at any time.
If you have any feedback to share, please go to Contact Us.
Read some customer comments here:
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 employees 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.
Online Trivia during COVID-19
"I really enjoy having lots of laughs at the end of week" "I’m feeling more confident connecting online now I been doing it for the last 6 weeks.”
Our online Trivia event provided an opportunity to create positivity while isolated during lock down, allowing customers can make connections using online platforms to make up for not being able to physically socialise.
Laughing Yoga online
"I've never done this before, but it's been fun. I'd like to learn more and tap into the Laughter Yoga Universities daily online sessions."
Our aim of this event was to help improve health and wellbeing, build social connection and have some fun. Another objective was to reduce social isolation and potential mental boredom for customers living in isolation during Sydney’s second COVID lockdown and learn how to use the Zoom platform.