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Homes Out West welcomes a new CEO

It is with great pleasure that the Homes Out West Board of Directors announces the appointment of Cliff Jones to the position of Chief Executive Officer.  The appointment follows an extensive recruitment process.

Cliff has been with Homes Out West since early 2016 in the roles of Manager Housing and Community, and more recently Interim CEO.  Cliff brings significant experience in managing and leading organisations and teams in all facets of operations; with over 25 years' experience in the disability sector and not-for-profit organisations in regional NSW and Victoria.

He will be based between the Albury and Deniliquin offices.

“I am excited by the prospect of working with the Board as well as a committed and highly skilled group of staff to ensure we continue to provide quality housing and the best possible service to our communities,” Cliff said.

“I am keen to explore innovative ways to facilitate meaningful engagement with tenants and other support providers.”

The Board looks forward to working with Cliff and the Homes Out West team to continue to build on the strengths of the organisation and achieve excellence in all areas of our service delivery to tenants.

Albury tenant forum

In September, we held our first Tenant Forum and Luncheon for the year in Albury.

The luncheon was held at Mirambeena Community Centre in Lavington, with around 20 tenants attending.

Tenants had an opportunity to talk with staff about what Homes Out West is doing well and what we could be doing better. Thanks to all who attended! Your feedback was very appreciated and will help our team.

We look forward to hosting forums in other communities in the coming weeks. If you have any ideas for the Tenant Forum, let us know - we’d love to hear from you.

CEO Retires

The Board of Directors of Homes Out West wish to advise the Chief Executive Officer Lyn Diskon retired from organisation in early September. Tenants were notified via a mail out.

All of the staff and Board of Directors are committed to working with you and each other to ensure that we continue to deliver our vision: To be the leading community housing provider, working with local partners, building our regional communities by responding to housing need.

Manager Housing and Community Cliff Jones has been appointed in the Interim Chief Executive Officer role.  Cliff is based in our Albury office but will also be spending time in the Deniliquin office during his tenure.

Pathologist visit

Renowned disability specialist speech pathologist Dolly Bhargava will visit Deniliquin later this month to present three training sessions for families, carers, community members and professionals. Join her to learn more about supporting children and young people with disabilities. Workshop 1 Developing Emotional Regulation Skills in Children (27 October from 9am to 2.45pm); Workshop 2 Supporting Children With Autism (27 October from 6pm to 8.30pm); Workshop 3 Preventing and De-Escalating Challenging Behaviour (28 October from 9am to 12.30pm).  For bookings and more information, phone 03 5890 5200.