Burnie Lodge provides affordable long term communal housing in northwest Tasmania if you are on a low income.
If you are over 18, on a low income and need somewhere to live on the northwest coast, Burnie Lodge may be an option.
The lodge has long term communal housing for 29 people and offers full board. Your rent includes three meals a day, power, a weekly linen service for sheets and towels along with some recreational activities.
Burnie Lodge has individual self contained units and there’s a communal lounge, dining room, games room, gym, workshop and laundry. A Lodge Manager is on site to help with general support and after hours emergencies. If you want to get involved in activities, there’s a Recreation and Support worker who can also help you to link in with any services you might need.
While you’re living at Burnie Lodge you’ll be encouraged to help plan activities and come to house meetings.
Burnie Lodge is located in Wivenhoe.
Cost to you – Rent is 85% of your income, excluding Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
If you want to apply for a unit at Burnie Lodge, you’ll need to apply for Social Housing at Housing Connect. If you are eligible, let Housing Connect know you would like to live at Burnie Lodge. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Burnie Lodge will work for you.
“Me and me missus split up so I went and stayed with my sister. She had her own family, so me being there wasn’t really working out.
A friend of one of my mates lived in this place down in Wivenhoe. I was asking him about it one day and he said it was pretty good. I asked him how he ended up there and he said he just rang up one day to see if they had any rooms. He was living up top of the pub before but had to get out of there.
He said he’d take me there and I could have a talk to the manager there about a room. I went there the other day and had a bit of a look around and talked to a few people. I knew one of the other blokes who lives there too.
I filled out an application form a couple of weeks ago and I move in next week.
My sisters pretty happy too, she’s been great but it’s too hard living there with her and her three kids.
I’m really looking forward to having my own place. All the cooking is done for you too so that’s pretty good too.”
Burnie Lodge is funded through the State Government. It is a partnership between Anglicare and Housing Tasmania to provide supported residential accommodation for Tasmanians on low incomes.
Eveline House offers safe and affordable long term housing with on-site support to access education, training, employment and other opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24.
Eveline House features 25 self-contained units, five of them purpose-built for people living with a disability. Tenants also have access to shared laundry facilities as well as training rooms, gym, common areas, outdoor spaces and a games room.
With access to a live-in supervisor and on-site support workers, tenants have safe, affordable housing and are supported with budgeting, transport, study, food preparation, and job applications. While you are living at Eveline House you will be encouraged and supported to be involved in employment, education and or training.
Eveline House is located in Devonport.
Cost to you – 25% of income is charged for rent (as well as any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you’re eligible for)
If you want to apply for a unit at Eveline House, you’ll need to apply for Social Housing at Housing Connect. If you are eligible, let Housing Connect know you would like to live at Eveline House. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Eveline House will work for you.
Rowena said her experience of homelessness was unexpected and shattered her misconceptions. “I had been couch-surfing and then ended up at a shelter,” she said. “I was sure that I’d be sleeping with one eye open and all my stuff would be tucked under my bed. I was imagining scary, dirty people. It was nothing like that,” she said.
“Here at Eveline House, the community within the place is amazing,” Rowena said. “Everyone has different stories, different experiences – but what we share is that in some way or another we needed help. And having the workers here all the time is so convenient,” she said. “If you need to talk to someone, they’re here. I was sick recently and they got me into the doctor, and drove me there”.
Rowena, who has a customer service position, plans to work her way up in the business. “I am taking it a step at a time,” she said. “I like interacting with people and preparing their food – it’s an essential we all need.”
Eveline House is funded through the State Government. It is a partnership between Anglicare and Housing Tasmania to provide supported residential accommodation for Tasmanians aged between 16 – 24 years.
Grove House provides supported, safe, affordable long term housing for men and women, singles and couples over 18 years of age.
If you’re over 18 and looking for supported, safe, affordable, long term housing in the Ulverstone area, Grove House may be an option.
This communal residence accommodates up to 20 people in fully independent units each with a kitchen and bathroom. There’s also a shared kitchen, a lounge to relax in and lovely outdoor spaces. From Monday to Friday there is a support worker on site who can help you arrange outings and recreational activities.
While you are living at Grove House you’ll be encouraged to help plan activities and come to regular house meetings
Grove House is located in Ulverstone.
Cost to you – Rent is 25% of a person’s income, including Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
If you want to apply for a unit at Grove House, you’ll need to apply for Social Housing at Housing Connect. If you are eligible, let Housing Connect know you would like to live at Grove House. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Grove House will work for you.
“I was 58 when I came to Grove House.
I’d been married but it broke up and I went back home to mum and dads. That didn’t work out too well because they were getting old and I had schizophrenia and sometimes I had trouble with my mobility.
When I first came to Grove House I didn’t feel like talking to anyone and I stayed by myself a lot. The support worker kept an eye on me and he made sure I was ok and going to my appointments.
The Grove House workers are all great and I felt like the whole team was taking care of me. It made me feel a lot better about myself and so I started to hang out with other people a bit more. I even started doing some of the activities with the other Grove House people. For the first time in ages I don’t feel isolated. I’ve made friends.
The support worker got me onto a group called ‘Hearing voices’ which I went to for seven months. It was good because I met other people that were like me and I learnt a lot about my illness. I wrote stuff down and my worker showed me how to use the computer to make a book. I called it ‘My Voices’.
The other thing they did at Grove House was to get me cooking more. When I’d got better at it, I cooked dinner for a couple of the other residents. They said my cooking was really nice!
I enjoy my life a lot more now.”