Tenant Services & Supports

We provide a range of training opportunities and engagement activities to support our tenants to thrive. Details of these are provided below and if you require any further information, contact our office.

<span><b>Tenant Services</b></span> &<span><b> Supports </b></span>

Tenant Opportunities, Training, Workshops & Programs

We provide our tenants with a range of training activities, workshops and programs to foster and encourage personal growth. There is no experience or skill level required to participate in any of these and support is provided for participation.

Training Program > Skillset for Successful Tenancies

The Skillsets for Successful Tenancies is a competency-based training package available as a fully self-led online course, as a virtual classroom experience or in a face-to-face classroom style setting. The course covers the following key skillsets:

  • Communication
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining and Cleaning a Property
  • Finances and Budgeting

For more information download the Course Poster here.

Join Our > Tenant Advisory Group

The Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for tenants to raise issues, discuss options, plan actions and obtain support to improve the quality of life for themselves, their neighbours and the broader community. Members of TAG enjoy being involved in a wide range of services and activities including:

  • Participating in meetings and events
  • Discussing issues such as repairs, tenancy and welfare, and generating solutions
  • Providing feedback on Access Housing’s policy and procedures directly affecting tenants
  • Advising on how Access Housing communicates with tenants
  • Assisting with planning community programs including competitions, special events and forums
  • Providing advice on how tenants can participate e.g. surveys or workshops

For more information download our TAG Fact Sheet here.

The Arts & Crafts Group

A wonderful and therapeutic opportunity to express yourself creatively. There are a range of art and crafting activities available, from painting to making dreamcatchers, ornaments and themed crafting sessions eg; Christmas and Easter.

The arts and crafting group are always looking for new activities to do and are open to ideas from new group members. All materials and equipment are provided but you are also more than welcome to bring along your own projects to share with the group.

Arts & Crafts sessions are delivered from Hambledon House at Edmonton, the MaraWay Hub on Anderson Street and from the Pease Street Community Hall at 63-67 Little Pease Street, Manoora.

If you have some artistic flair and would like to participate in the arts & crafts group, please contact our office on 4031 6702 for more information.

The Sewing Group

Have you ever wanted to make your own curtains to give your home your own personal touch? If you have, the sewing group might be for you.

Bring along your pre-loved clothing items that may need some patching or bring along curtains or drapes that may need hemming. Share your ideas or sewing patterns with the sewing group. Or just come along to mingle with the other members of the group. You don’t have to know how to sew to be a part of the group, but you will have every opportunity to learn.

The sewing group has quilting projects where they sew patch-quilts for children and families to keep warm in times of need. The group is always looking for other projects that can help vulnerable people in our community.

The Sewing Group is run from the Pease Street Community Hall at 63-67 Pease Street, Manoora.

If you would like to participate in the sewing group, please contact our office on 4031 6702 for more information.

Furniture & Bicycle Repair Group

Have you got an old pushbike sitting in pieces or in need of repair ? Or maybe you have a piece of old furniture in need of repair.

This group restores and repairs old furniture items that are either abandoned at our properties or rescued from the scrap heap. A couple of nails here, couple of screws there, a bit of sanding and a coat of varnish to make it look like new.

Building furniture from wooden pallets is another practical activity for this group to undertake that would benefit our households. All tools, materials and equipment are provided.

If you would like to participate in this group, please contact our office on 4031 6702 for more information.

Our Community Gardens

We’ve established a Community Garden project at one of our larger unit complexes. Tenants are encouraged and invited to become a member of the ACHC gardening group, as we look to explore opportunities to establish gardens at some of our other properties and improve the ‘curb-side appeal’, through creative gardening.

In addition, health, nutrition and eating from the right food groups are a big part of a sustainable garden and there is an ongoing process of information and education of this through our community garden.

Aside from the positive social interactions, tenants will literally reap the benefits of a community garden that is growing fresh produce. We provide DIY sessions in building, planting and maintaining a community garden with all tools, materials and equipment provided.

If you would like to participate in our community garden group, please contact our office on 4031 6702 for more information.

Better CHEFS Group

A cooking program to promote healthy eating and cooking on a budget. The program provides education and awareness in:

  • Nutrition and food groups
  • Develop and maintain a healthy diet
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Personal health & hygiene
  • Safe food handling
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles

The program brings people together to share ideas and experiences around food and healthy lifestyles. Sitting down together and sharing meals allows for this to happen. Food is also a good way to connect and build understanding between different people and cultures.

For more information regarding Access Community Housing Company, please contact us on admin@achc.org.au or phone (07) 4031 6702

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