About Our Community Housing
With an ageing population, increasing pressure on the housing market and rising costs of living, it is becoming more difficult for people living with disadvantage, especially seniors, to access affordable housing and support services. Therefore increasing access to affordable and community housing is a key strategic priority for BaptistCare.
Our housing is actively managed by BaptistCare staff and will be integrated with our suite of services, such as home care services and community services, to foster the wellbeing and independence of our residents.
Watch our community housing video below or click here to read more about our community housing.
Our Narellan development is in partnership with the NSW Government, to develop and manage social and affordable housing, catering to those most in need across the state, through the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
The SAHF is a key component of the NSW Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy that will result in more social and affordable housing dwellings linked to tailored support, to help households gain independence.
We know that many social and emotional issues can stem from, or be exacerbated by, not having a safe place to call home. We are privileged to be in a position to provide additional affordable housing supply and our site in Carlingford is ideally located given it is well-serviced by public transport and close to jobs, facilities and amenities.
According to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, affordable, safe and reliable housing is now more critical than ever as people face financial stress and job uncertainty, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our experience shows that a lack of affordable, appropriate housing leads to greater disadvantage and impacts people’s health and overall wellbeing.
Our approach to affordable community housing goes beyond providing a roof over people’s heads. Our housing is actively managed by BaptistCare staff and will be integrated with our suite of services, such as home care services and community services, to foster the wellbeing and independence of our residents.
You can learn more about BaptistCare’s approach to community housing here: Video