In Port Augusta the Common Ground Program is delivered in partnership with the Salvation Army. The program provides long term stable, safe, secure, and aordable homes for residents. The program housed 15 new residents, representing 43% of all tenancies in the last financial year. Common Ground Port Augusta continues to provide culturally inclusive services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, who make up more than 80% of the resident profile. Work will shortly commence on the construction of the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park and Common Ground will work with facility operators to identify suitable local training and employment opportunities for residents.
As a result of the pandemic, a number of residents were also able to benefit from the improved cleaning regimes introduced in response to Coronavirus, with a number securing employment in the cleaning industry. So, while things didn’t turn out quite the way we had planned, there is still so much to celebrate in what has been achieved over the year. Our residents and our sta have shown just how creative, resilient, flexible, and adaptable people can be especially when things don’t go to plan.
Housing Choices SA’s Common Ground property in Port August, SA
A Housing Choices resident receiving dental treatment at our Light Square Service Hub
Housing Choices Australia | Annual Report 2019-20
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