UnitingCare NSW.ACT is committed to providing the full spectrum of care and support for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. This includes the provision and development of low cost and affordable housing, often in partnership with the broader Uniting Church and with government.
Affordable housing is more than just the provision of shelter, it must also be located to accessible essential community services, transport, health care, education and retail facilities. UnitingCare NSW.ACT advocates for accessible, affordable housing and participates in community redevelopment projects.
UnitingCare Ageing sets a target of at least 15% of its self care accommodation units being available for people with little or no assets. In hostels and nursing homes operated by UnitingCare Ageing, we often exceed the targets set by government for the admission of concessional residents.
UnitingCare NSW.ACT also provides an additional range of housing options through a number of its other services such as:
- Supported Living for people with disabilities
- UnitingCare Burnside DOORWAYS for young people
- Partnerships with Department of Housing Pyrmont development and the Dougherty Centre in Chatswood
UnitingCare is also actively involved in the promotion and development of church and government partnerships through the contribution of land and/or buildings for the provision of low cost housing.