ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Journey to Social Housing project brought together a group of older social housing tenants from Penrith, The Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains to discuss their stories of securing housing through Western Sydney based Wentworth Community Housing.
Facilitated by community arts agency CuriousWorks, the tenants participated in a series of group workshops, followed by one-on-one discussions to collaboratively design their film, podcast and photo stories. The group workshops aimed to encourage collective and personal responses to negative stereotypes and stigma they had faced, while also celebrating their positive experiences and perspectives on housing.
The result is Journey To Social Housing, a collection of courageous stories shared through films, photographs and podcasts, describing each participant’s journey to secure housing for themselves and their families.Their messages help us to understand why the stigma and stereotypes they face are unjustified and that having access to housing should be a universal right.
Journey to Social Housing is a project by Wentworth Community Housing, delivered in partnership with CuriousWorks.
Wentworth Community Housing is a registered Tier 1 not-for-profit housing company, committed to providing secure, appropriate and affordable housing across Western Sydney.
We are the only Western Sydney Community Housing Provider whose services reach the full spectrum of housing need from homelessness services, to social housing and affordable housing.
Tenant wellbeing is at the forefront of our work at Wentworth. This is all about sustaining tenancies and increasing capacity for independent living for our clients.
When it comes to our management of social housing, our focus is to ensure the provision of and access to suitable housing for our clients.
It’s also ensuring that when a person or family is housed, their home is comfortable, safe and secure, and they receive high quality and timely repair and maintenance services, so they can have a sense of pride and belonging.
Borec House, Suite 1002, Level 1,
29 – 57 Station St Penrith 2750
(02) 4777 8000
CuriousWorks is a unique community arts and media organisation that identifies, nurtures and builds the next generation of storytellers, artists and media makers from Western Sydney.
Through their industry-leading arts and social enterprise programs, CuriousWork develops the talent of Western Sydney’s working class, First Nations and CaLD young people as emerging artists, writers, filmmakers and cultural leaders.
Using film, theatre, digital technology and education programs, CuriousWorks collaborates with individuals and communities to facilitate lasting social impact and produce powerful, cultural artworks that engage at the grassroots.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Level 3,
1 Powerhouse Road Casula 2170
(02) 9602 9568 8000