Link Wentworth awarded ANZ grant to kickstart resident employment program

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Link Wentworth Housing has been awarded $25,000 in grant funding through ANZ’s Community Foundation to fund their ‘Ready2Work in Hospitality Program for Social Housing Residents’. Delivered in partnership with Darcy Street Project, the program aims to train and empower social housing residents with work-ready skills so they can achieve their goals and maintain permanent employment….Read More→

COVID-19 Update: December 2021

Important update to our services from 6 December As of 6 December 2021, our offices are open. The Chatswood, West Ryde, Penrith and Windsor offices are operating under regular hours. Our Katoomba office will be open on Mondays only from 10am to 3pm and our Lithgow office will be open on Tuesdays only from 10am…Read More→

Link Wentworth Chair wins Penrith Community Service Award

Link Wentworth Chair, Mike Allen PSM has just been announced as one of the winners of the Local Celebration Awards held by Penrith City Council. While a relatively recent resident of Penrith, Mike has been presented with the 2021 Community Service Award for his long-term work in social housing and his various community positions for organisations that…Read More→

Safe Places in the Hawkesbury

Toddler embracing his mum

Demand for domestic and family violence services has been unfortunately increasing, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are commencing construction later this year on four independent short-term units in the Hawkesbury for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.  This accommodation will provide a secure base from which women can rebuild…Read More→

Housing Assistance services explained by Sebastien

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Link Wentworth (formerly Link Housing) launched its Housing Assistance services in December 2018, following the Social Housing Management Transfer from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). Largely consisting of products that were previously delivered by DCJ in Northern Sydney, Link Wentworth’s Housing Assistance services are delivered by our Access and Demand team, led…Read More→

Housing Assistance for domestic violence victim

In Australia, domestic violence can happen to anyone and the impacts are great. Here, we tell the story of one of our clients, Ms Lydia (nom de plume), a Sydney mother aged 62, who is part of a growing group of Australians recovering from the trauma of domestic violence. Ms Lydia had been living in…Read More→

G.R.O.W: Generating Real Opportunities for Women

cleaning supplies

GROW is a new program which aims to directly link Western Sydney women who have barriers to employment with an opportunity for training and employment, due to a shortage in cleaning staff within the health care sector and care sector. THIS INNOVATIVE PROJECT PROVIDES A SOLUTION TO A REAL BUSINESS RECRUITMENT PROBLEM AND A SOLID…Read More→