We aim to attract a broad range of investment to grow and adapt in ways that are aligned to community needs and expectations.
Minister for Community Services, Simone McGurk, launched the newly-renovated Tranby Engagement Hub (Tranby) on 17 June 2021.
The renovation was facilitated by a $1.7m grant from Lotterywest, and carried out by MKDC interior design and Shape construction services. In a WA first, the space was carefully co-designed with people with lived experience of homelessness to facilitate an active referral and engagement model. This approach sees the team intentionally and purposefully engage with each person who accesses the service.
As a low-barrier service, Tranby forms part of an integrated community sector response to homelessness, specialising in meeting the needs of a complex cohort of rough sleepers in the Perth CBD. This includes people experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness, many of whom present with significant issues that make it difficult to access other services.
The transformation of the Tranby Engagement Hub marks a new stage in the development of this service, which has it’s foundational roots in the compassionate responses to community need of the Uniting Church in the City, who remain as a key supporter of our work.
Wyn Carr House
We’re partnering with Housing All Australians (HAA) to transform the historic Wyn Carr House in Fremantle into a vibrant, fit-for-purpose accommodation facility for women over 55 – the fastest growing group of people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
The project team of pro bono partners are being supported by MinterEllison as the HAA WA lead, with design and scoping now underway. We’re looking forward to completion of the project by October 2022.
Sustainability — achievements in brief
- We reduced our vehicle fleet size by 12 vehicles over the year without affecting quality of service, saving more than $225,000 annually
- We’re working to actively grow our Disability Supported Accommodation, with several new properties recently acquired to facilitate this NDIS-funded service.