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Annual General Meeting

Homes Out West will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22 November from 10am at Retro Lane Café, QEII Square Albury NSW.

The Board of Directors will present the 2017/18 Annual Report and Financials.

If you would like to attend, please contact Executive Team Assistant Jess Aitken on 03 5881 4182.

Christmas closure

Homes Out West’s offices will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday 21 December until 9.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Tenants with emergency maintenance repairs are asked to use the Emergency Maintenance service by calling 1300 038 233.  This service is manned by a single staff member on call; please leave your name, phone number and a description of your emergency repair on the voicemail.

Emergency repairs only will be dealt with over the Christmas period. In the event of a life threatening emergency, phone Triple 0 (000).

We respectfully ask that you remain patient during this time, as our staff and tradespeople are taking a short break to enjoy Christmas with their families.

On behalf of Homes Out West, we would like to wish our tenants and their families a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Support Available for Grandparents

Grandparents face many challenges when confronted with the unexpected responsibility of caring for young children or teenagers. You may have to change your retirement plans, find it difficult to set boundaries and routines, worry about money and resources and experience increased stress. A monthly support group for grandparents raising grandchildren runs on the third Tuesday of each month at Vinnies Services in Deniliquin.  This group also offers support for grandparents seeking access to grandchildren as a result of:

- Family Law Court decisions

- Illness/disability

- Separation/divorce

- Drug or alcohol addiction

- Death/suicide

- Mental health issues

The Grandparents Doing It Tough group offers understanding, friendship, shared experiences and knowledge, parenting strategies, support and advocacy, education and social activities. Guest speakers also attend the sessions.

Grandparents Doing It Tough is supported by Centacare SW NSW and St Vincent de Paul Society NSW.

For more information, contact Tammy on 0429 129 613 or email caulfieldt@centacareswnsw.org.au

Tennant Park Fitness Hub

It was fantastic to see so many tenants and their family members attend the opening of the Tennant Park Fitness Hub in Deniliquin in June. Our guests enjoyed some afternoon tea and giveaways and had a chance to try out the new equipment. The fitness hub comprises three pieces of outdoor exercise equipment and is located in Tennant Park (between Davies Court and Laman Court) in Deniliquin. Funding for this equipment was provided by Family and Community Services and the project has been supported by Edward River Council.  This is one of the most exciting tenant engagement projects Homes Out West has been involved in to date, and we look forward to more projects like this in the future.  If you haven¹t seen it yet, make sure you head down to check it out!