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Active Update

State-wide equipment panel (SWEP)

November 30, 2017

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Our inclusion on the SWEP panel of service providers means we can reach more people across the state, and as a non profit organization, all our funds go back to more housing for people with disability or experiencing disadvantage.

You may be aware that Active have been providing home modifications in our own houses for 20 years. What you may not know, is that last year we started our Better Home Better Lives modifications service which is now available across Victoria and we have recently been appointed to the Ballarat Health Services/State-wide Equipment Program panel.

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2017 Annual Report Overview

October 26, 2017

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The Chair and CEO are pleased to report on the achievements, progress and challenges faced by Active Community Housing Ltd in 2016-17.

2016-17 has been a year of evolution and change for Active. Active was developed by the Victorian disability sector in 1998 to provide high quality housing and related services to people with disabilities. Traditionally we have provided long term community housing, rooming houses and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) with each dwelling linked to a community support partner.

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Important Message on Marriage Equality

September 22, 2017

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Active Community Housing supports marriage equality. We believe it is a basic human right for everyone. We recognise the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) tenants, employees and members of our community, to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination. This includes the right to marry the partner of their choice.

For 18 years Active has provided housing and support for people with disabilities who require support to live in the community, including people from the LGBTQI community.

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Active Housing Board of Directors Update

October 12, 2016

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The Active Community Housing Board and wider community would like to thank and acknowledge the work of Hs Hnr Fred Davey and Mr. Ian Spraggett who resigned form the Active Housing Board of Directors in 2016 after many years of highly valued service to the Active Board.

Fred and Ian first joined the Board in 2009 and both served on the Finance and Audit Committee and Development Committee. Their dedication to the cause of Active Housing was vast offering many hours of expertise and guidance.

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NDIS and Disability Housing… Compatible?

June 24, 2016

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The NDIS officially launches on the 1st July (notwithstanding Barwon trial pilot site in operation since 2013), and will be rolling out across Regional Victoria and Metro Melb through the remainder of 2016 and beyond.

The change brought in with NDIS is fundamentally to provide people with a disability a choice.

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Victorian Carer of the Year

December 8, 2015

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Ms Mulu Mihreteab, an Active tenant, was recently recognised as Victorian Carer of the Year

Mulu and her family are inspirational in the care and support they provide to their daughter / sister Heaven.

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Bendigo Project

May 25, 2015

Bendigo Project Update – Project Complete and Tenants Settled In

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The Victorian government provided $1,880,000 in June 2012 to Active to construct two duplex dwellings. Each duplex dwelling comprising two by two bedroom units to house people with disabilities and one attached unit to serve as office and sleepover accommodation for rostered support staff.

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Easter Bonnet Party!

March 26, 2015

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Please come and join us for our Easter Bonnet Parade on Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Giveaways and Lunch will be provided between 12.30pm and 3.00pm @ 14 High St Yarraville 3013

RSVP by 27th March on 9314-8555

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Update from the CEO

February 10, 2015

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Active CEO Chris Glennen

What a year! 2014 was a big year for Active, with two of our developments being declared officially open in Whittlesea and Bendigo. The tenants are well settled and loving their new homes.

As the only registered housing company working exclusively with people with disabilities who require support to live in the community,

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Active Xmas Party a Success

December 17, 2014

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Great weather, food and music, Active’s greatest Christmas party ever.

On Friday, 12th December 170 people enjoyed the food, music, sunshine, face painting and a visit from Santa for our best TRG Christmas party ever.

The Active car park was transformed to party central with marquees, dancefloor, food, music, presents and fun for everyone including tenants, staff and service providers

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Bendigo Project Update – Tenants to move in by Christmas.

December 17, 2014
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The Bendigo Development is now complete with the certificate of occupancy having been handed over on Nov 27, tenants are set to move in by Christmas.

Project Completed on Time and Budget.

We’re delighted to announce that the Bendigo Development project finished on time and budget, and look forward to tenants moving in in time for Christmas.

The new site in California Gully will house six people with a range of disabilities, in two duplex developments.

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TRG Christmas Party December 12th 2014 @ 12pm

December 5, 2014

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All tenants, Staff and Tradesmen are welcome to come and celebrate Christmas with Active Community Housing Ltd On Friday the 12th December 2014 @ 14 High St Yarraville. It’s PARTY time with Santa. Please RSVP to reception on 9314-8555 before Wednesday 10th December

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Active at Launch of NDS 2014 Housing Report

November 17, 2014

Active Board Members speak at the CHFA 2014 Report Launch.

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Ms Estelle Fyffe, CEO of annecto and Active Board member and Active CEO Chris Glennen were recently speakers at the launch of the “Providing Housing for People with a Disability Report” at NDS Victoria office on the 10th October 2014.

The NDIS represents a once in a lifetime investment and change in how services will be delivered to people with disability.

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Melbourne Cup BBQ a huge hit!

November 10, 2014

Active’s Annual Melbourne Cup BBQ for 2014 saw a great day had by all.

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Active Community Housing hosted another hit Melbourne Cup Day Lunch on Monday the 3rd November 2014, one of our much anticipated annual events. The weather was fabulous and more than 80 tenants and Active staff enjoyed the day.

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2014 Tenant Quality Survey Results

November 4, 2014

The Active 2014 Tenant Quality Survey Results are now available to view online.

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Active recently wrapped up the Annual Tenant Quality Survey for 2014 which was conducted independently. A total of 138 questionnaires were returned, representing a response rate of 23%. 79 of the respondents were Shared Supported Accommodation (SSA) tenants and 59 were Active community housing tenants.

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Tenant Xmas Party 2014

October 31, 2014

Active’s Annual Tenant Xmas Party is coming up…

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Every year Active and the TRG hold a much anticipated Christmas Party at our offices in Yarraville. Everyone looks forward to the Christmas Party all year and this year is no exception.

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Eating Out on Wheels

October 20, 2014

Phill Drury – Avid Foodie & Active Tenant.

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Active Community Housing Tenant Phill Drury can be found anywhere from Geelong to Ballarat, or Traralgon, or any point in between, given that his guide – now in it’s fourth edition – currently covers 109 accessible eateries across Victoria.

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Melbourne Cup 2014 BBQ

September 17, 2014

Active Melbourne Cup BBQ – Tuesday November 3rd.

Active's Annual Melbourne Cup BBQ is always a hit

Active’s Annual Melbourne Cup BBQ is always a hit

Active are holding our annual Melbourne Cup Day BBQ party on Monday 3 November at our office in Yarraville.

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Whittlesea Opening Party July 2014

July 30, 2014

Celebrations all round as we open our Whittlesea New Beginnings Development.

Smiles all round at the Whittlesea official opening. (L-R): Chris Glennen - Active, Minister Mary Wooldridge, Sam Ozturk, Macarthur Yee tenant, Justine Morriss LWB, Rob Mitchell MP and Tracy Mackey LWB.

Smiles all round at the Whittlesea official opening. (L-R): Chris Glennen – Active, Minister Mary Wooldridge, Sam Ozturk, Macarthur Yee tenant, Justine Morriss LWB, Rob Mitchell MP and Tracy Mackey LWB.

Minister Mary Wooldridge officially opened our Commonwealth SAIF funded homes in Whittlesea in July 2014. This occasion was celebrated by Active Board members, tenants, local residents, community organisations staff

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St Arnaud Project in February

April 10, 2014
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Chris Glennen (Active) and Liz (Active tenant)

Recently, Chris Glennen and Sylvia Cassar travelled to St Arnaud for a lovely morning tea to celebrate the opening of seven units of accommodation in St Arnaud.

This was lovely occasion with great celebration and support from the local community.

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Whittlesea Project

April 10, 2014

Whittlesea project first tenants move in March 2014

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whittlesea-02In March our first tenants moved in and are becoming part of the Whittlesea community.

This development consists of four units providing homes for five young people with disabilities plus a staff unit /office for 24 hour per day staffing on the site.

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Coming up Events for 2014

April 1, 2014

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Easter Lunch Party

April 1, 2014

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Please join us for Easter Lunch Party at 14 High St Yarraville on 17th April 2014 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Eggs and Hot cross bun giveaways.

Give us a call to reserve your seats on 9314 855

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Christmas party at Active Community Housing office

November 29, 2013

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It’s time to celebrate Christmas!

December 6 from 12.30 – 3pm at Active Community Housing. 14 High Street Yarraville. RSVP by December 2 9314 8555

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Melbourne Cup 2013 BBQ

September 17, 2013

Melbourne CupWe are holding our annual Melbourne Cup BBQ on November 4th 2013. Put on your best Melbourne Cup outfit and join the festivities.

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Tenant’s Veggies Get the Green Thumbs Up

August 15, 2013

Betty Pescud and her son show their green thumbs.
Secure and appropriate housing is important for all Active tenants, but a sense of belonging and engagement is just as important.

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Update from the CEO

August 5, 2013

chris-ceo2Welcome to the first Active Update, a new e-newsletter that will keep you informed about Active’s work providing housing for people with disabilities and others who require support to live in the community.

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Listening and Learning for Continuous Improvement

August 3, 2013

active-alma-street-17As part of our commitment to understanding our tenants’ evolving needs and assessing the services we offer, Active carries out an Annual Tenant Feedback Survey.

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Football Collingwood Vs Adelaide

July 3, 2013

Collingwood Vs Adelaide.112 July — Football ticket for Collingwood Vs. Adelaide match at Ethad Stadium
20 Tickets are available only for Tenants/Residents of Active Community Housing

To apply for tickets please call (03)9314 8555

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Free tickets to come for the Royal Melbourne Show

June 29, 2013

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Royal Melbourne Show

The 158th Royal Melbourne Show will be held from Saturday 21 September until Wednesday 2 October 2013 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

We are applying for tickets for the show. Stay posted for updates on how to get tickets.

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Costumes Throughout History Exhibition

May 12, 2013

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23rd June – Costumes Throughout History Exhibition

Tickets are only for Tenants/Residents of Active Community Housing.

To Apply for tickets please call (03) 9314 8555

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Better Homes and Gardens Show

April 16, 2013

Better Home and Gardens5th May 2013 — Better Homes and Gardens Show at Melbourne Showgrounds

                                       VIC – Melbourne

These Tickets are limited and only for Tenants/Residents of Active Community Housing

 

To apply for tickets please call (03) 9314 8555

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Football Tickets Carlton Vs Melbourne

April 14, 2013

Carlton Vs Melbourne5th May — Football Carlton Vs Melbourne

20 Tickets are available only for Tenants/Residents of Active Community Housing

To apply for tickets please call (03) 9314 8555

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Village Cinema tickets

April 8, 2013

Village Cinema TicketsThese Tickets are only for tenants/Residents of Active Community Housing.

Valid for 6 months

To apply for tickets please call (03) 9314 8555

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Tenants Survey Meeting

April 4, 2013

active-wight-street-64July – Tenants Survey Meeting

Date to be Advised

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A New Name, A New Brand

March 28, 2013
Our new website

Our new website

You may have noticed our website looks a bit different?  And yep the name at the top is different as well?   Don’t worry, it’s still us.  Active Property became Active Community Housing and was officially ratified at our AGM on Feb 27th this year.  Of course, the planning and process behind it took significantly longer…but we got there!

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TRG Christmas Party 14 December 2012

November 23, 2012
Active staff and tenants always have a blast at our annual TRG Christmas Party

Active staff and tenants always have a blast at our annual TRG Christmas Party

The Annual TRG Christmas Party is coming up on the 14th December 2012. This is always a great event where lots of fun is had by all. Stay tuned for more details!

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TRG Events

October 15, 2012

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Thank you to all the residents and staff who sent in their stories and photos!

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