Supported accommodation for adults (18 and over)

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If you are on a low income and need somewhere to live, Anglicare's supported accommodation may be an option for you. 

 

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Bayview Lodge (South)

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Bayview Lodge provides safe, affordable long term communal housing for singles and couples on low incomes.​

If you are on a low income and need somewhere to live, Bayview Lodge may be an option. The lodge has long term communal housing for 26 people and offers full board set at 85% of your income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for). Your rent includes three meals a day, power, a weekly linen service for sheets and towels along with on-site support and recreational activities. You'll have your own room and there's a communal lounge, dining room and shared laundry.

A Lodge Manager is on site to help with general support, and they are also available for after-hours emergencies.

The on-site support worker can assist you to link in with various services you might need. While you're living at Bayview you'll be encouraged to be part of the lodge community, helping to plan activities and participate in house meetings.

Bayview Lodge is located in Rosny.

 

Details

Cost to you – Rent and board is 85% of a person's income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for).

Serving Regions - Southern Tasmania

 

Referral process 

If you want to apply for a unit at Bayview 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 Bayview Lodge. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Bayview Lodge will work for you.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Tessa's story

"For the last few years I’d been renting a unit with my husband, just out of Hobart. Both of us had a few health troubles but nothing major until he was diagnosed with cancer last year. When he died I was really lost, I didn’t know what to do and I couldn’t afford to keep renting the unit by myself.

I thought about trying to get someone else in to share with me but I didn’t really know how to go about it or if that’s what I really wanted. The end of my lease was getting nearer so I had to either decide to stay where I was or move out soon.

My health wasn’t great either and it was a real hassle cooking for one so most of the time I didn’t eat real well. When I was at the Dr’s there was a flyer about a place called Bayview Lodge. It sounded good so when I got home I gave them a ring. The person I spoke to was really nice and told me all about the place. He said I should come out and have a look around. He said they had a vacancy coming up next week as someone was moving out. I went out and had a look around and the rest is history.

I have my own room and bathroom. All the meals are provided, they even collect sheets and towels and have them washed for you. They take a group of us over to the shopping centre each pay day so we can buy what we need to and have a look around. We also go on outings in the bus. You don’t have to go if you don’t want to but I usually do. It’s good to get out and about a bit.

I really like it here, the people are really nice. I think I’ll be here for a long time."

 

Funding 

Bayview 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.

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Goulburn Street (South)

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Goulburn Street has supported, safe, affordable, long term housing for men and women over 18 years of age in fully independent units.

If you are single or a couple on a low income and looking for supported, safe, affordable, long term housing, Goulburn Street may be an option.

Goulburn Street has accommodation in independent units each with a kitchen and bathroom. There is also a communal kitchen, shared laundry, lounge and nice outdoor spaces.

Staff are on site Monday to Friday to provide support to tenants as well as assist with arranging outings and recreational activities. Once you're living at Goulburn Street you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in regular tenant meetings.

Goulburn Street is located in Hobart.

 

Details

Cost to you - 25% of your income is charged for rent (including any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for)

Serving Regions - Southern Tasmania

 

Referral process 

If you want to apply for a unit at Goulburn Street, 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 Goulburn Street.  After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Goulburn Street will work for you.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

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Bilton Lodge (South)

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Bilton Lodge provides safe, affordable long term communal housing for people on low incomes.

If you are single or a couple over 18, on a low income and need somewhere to live in southern Tasmania, Bilton Lodge may be an option. The lodge has long term housing for 36 people and offers full board set at 85% of your income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for).

Your board includes three meals a day, power, a weekly linen service for sheets and towels along with on-site support and recreational activities. You'll have your own room and there's a communal lounge, gym, dining room, shared laundry and outdoor areas.

A Lodge Manager is on site for after-hours emergencies and there’s a support worker to help you with day to day living issues and linking in with other services you need. While you're living at Bilton you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in house meetings.

Bilton Lodge is located in Claremont.

 

Details

Cost to you - Board is 85% of your income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for)

Serving Regions - Southern Tasmania

 

Referral process 

If you want to apply for a unit at Bilton 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 Bilton Lodge. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Bilton Lodge will work for you.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Zac's story

"I got diagnosed with schizophrenia a few years ago. I didn’t take that real well so I started getting into a bit of trouble too. Mum and I were fighting a lot. 

I moved into a flat out in Moonah but that didn’t last long. I kept getting unwell and was in and out of hospital. Mum was really good but she didn’t really know what to do to help and didn’t want me living back at home with her and my little brother. 

One of the social workers in the hospital gave me a pamphlet about Bilton Lodge and explained how much it cost to live there. They said they could ring up and get more information for me if I wanted. I thought it couldn’t hurt.

I was a bit scared that they would be really strict there and I couldn’t come and go when I wanted and sort of do my own thing. I ended up moving in though, they said I could do a trial and see if I liked it. 

I’ve been there about 2 years now. I still get unwell sometimes but everyone is really good there and they help me when I need it."

 

Funding 

Bilton 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.

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Thistle Street (North)

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Thistle Street has supported, safe, affordable, long term housing for men and women over 18 years of age in fully independent units.​

If you are single or a couple, on a low income and looking for supported, safe, affordable, long term housing, Thistle Street may be an option.

Thistle Street has accommodation in fully independent units each with a kitchen and bathroom. There is also a communal kitchen, shared laundry, lounge and nice outdoor spaces.

There's a worker at Thistle Street from Monday to Friday to provide support to tenants with day-to-day living issues who will also arrange outings and recreational activities. Once you're living at Thistle Street you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in regular house meetings.

Thistle Street is located South Launceston.

 

Details

Cost to you - 25% of your income is charged for rent (including any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for)

Serving Regions - Northern Tasmania

 

Referral process 

If you want to apply for a unit at Thistle Street, 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 Thistle Street.  After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Thistle Street will work for you.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Santina's story

"I was about to do a Chef's Apprenticeship when I got ill. I couldn't work and I lost my job. I lost my home too and had nowhere to live.

I stayed at a lodge for a few months then came to live at Thistle Street. The Support Worker helped me heaps and when I got settled I said I'd like to do some volunteer work. I loved it - it made me feel like I was doing something worthwhile. I feel more confident because of that. I've also done a course in Preparation for Work at Thistle Street. They gave me a certificate. And now I do a couple of hours cleaning work at the local hairdressers each week.

My health had not been really good but the Thistle Street Support Worker helped me get on to a good local GP. They reviewed my medication and I see them regularly now. I feel better because I sleep better and I reckon I can manage my depression and Post Traumatic Stress and deal with stuff better now.

The other thing that has happened is that I've been able to fix up problems with my daughter. She lives a fair way away, and she had stopped talking to me when I got sick. That was one of the things that made me feel worse. But now I talk to her about my illness and she seems to understand.

Since coming to live at Thistle Street lots of things have improved for me. It's "all good", as they say."

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Indigo Lodge (North)

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Indigo Lodge provides safe, affordable, long term communal housing for people on low incomes​.

If you're single or a couple on a low income, over 18 and looking for safe, affordable, long term, communal housing Indigo Lodge may be an option.

The lodge has accommodation for 30 people, each with their own room and bathroom.  There are also a communal lounges, a dining room, games room, gym, weekly linen service for sheets and towels and shared laundry facilities. Your board covers three meals a day as well as power on site support and recreational activities. Board is 85% of people’s income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for).

There is a Lodge Manager on site for after-hours emergencies and a support worker who can assist with day to day living issues, link you in with other services and arrange recreational activities and outings.

While you are living at Indigo Lodge you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in regular house meetings.

Indigo Lodge is located in Launceston.

 

Details

Cost to you - Board is 85% of people’s incomes (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for)

Serving Regions - Northern Tasmania

 

Referral process 

If you want to apply for a unit at Indigo 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 Indigo Lodge. After that you’ll be contacted by one of our workers who will talk with you about whether Indigo Lodge will work for you.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Marko's story

"I was homeless on and off ever since I can remember. I moved in with some mates here and there, and a girlfriend here and there, got my own place a few times but things never seemed to work out. I always had trouble paying the rent. I didn’t eat real well so I was sick a lot too. Probably didn’t help that I was hanging out with a bad crowd – you know, doing drugs and drinking too much.

I was pretty down and out, it was the middle of winter and I was sleeping in a squat or staying with friends where I could. I was getting pretty sick of things and felt pretty down. One of my mates told me I should go into Anglicare to see if they could help. When I went in they talked to me about Indigo Lodge.

At first I wasn’t keen moving into a place with a heap of people I didn’t know, but I went up and had a look one day and I ended up staying for lunch. I thought I’d give it a go. I it was better than sleeping in the squat – warmer for one.

I’ve been at Indigo nine months now. I’ve made heaps of new friends. Some of them are like family and we sort of look out for each other. The food is great, a hot meal every day and my own room where I can hang out if I want to be by myself.

I just feel better you know, I’m not sick all the time like I used to be. I don’t drink as much either. We get out and about on the bus too, we go on fishing trips and have movie nights.

The best thing is I can stay here as long as I want."

 

Funding 

Indigo Lodge is funded through the State Government. It is a partnership between Anglicare and Housing Tasmania to provide supported residential accommodation for Tasmanian’s on low incomes.

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Grove House (West and Northwest)

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Grove House provides supported, safe, affordable long term housing for 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 independent units each with a kitchen and bathroom. There's also a shared kitchen, a lounge to relax in shared laundry and lovely outdoor spaces. From Monday to Friday there is a support worker on site who can help you with your day to day living issues, link you in with other services and arrange recreational activities and outings.

Rent is set at 25% of people’s income (including any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for). While you are living at Grove House you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in regular house meetings

Grove House is located in Ulverstone.

 

Details

Cost to you - Rent is 25% of a person's income (including any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for).

Serving Regions - West and Northwest Tasmania

 

Referral process 

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.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Robert's story

"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."

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Burnie Lodge (West and Northwest)

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Burnie Lodge provides affordable long term communal housing in northwest Tasmania if you are on a low income.​

If you are single or a couple 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 set at 85% of your income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for). Your board includes three meals a day, power, a weekly linen service for sheets and towels along with on-site support and recreational activities.

Burnie Lodge has individual self-contained units and there's a communal lounge, dining room, games room, gym, workshop and shared laundry. A Lodge Manager is on site to help with after-hours emergencies and a support worker who can assist with day to day living issues and link you in with other services.

While you're living at Burnie Lodge you'll be encouraged to help plan activities and participate in house meetings.

Burnie Lodge is located in Wivenhoe.

 

Details

Cost to you - Rent is 85% of your income (excluding any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you may be eligible for).

Serving Regions - West and Northwest Tasmania

 

Referral process 

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.

Click here for more information about Housing Connect.

 

Tony's story

"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."

 

Funding 

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.