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Wentworth News

Our Local Hero: Julia Shoesmith

Wentworth Community Housing is proud to share the news that Specialist Support Lead for our Together Home program, Julia Shoesmith is recognised as a nominee for the 2020 Westfield Local Heroes Award.

A reflection of her special skill in reaching communities and people in need, these awards are both community-nominated and selected, with three winners receiving $10,000 for their organisation.

Julia’s work in projects such as the 2018 Judges Carpark homelessness collaboration includes making connections with people sleeping rough, to better discover what support might work for them. Her compassion and approach have helped people to access options and safer living situations, throughout the community.

“I feel my work positively impacts the community as a whole as it is not only assisting people into homes and supports but also assisting to restore community facilities to their original purpose,” Julia says.

Julia currently leads the Together Home Program, a NSW Government-supported initiative which helps facilitate accommodation for rough sleepers with properties form the private rental market.

Vote for Julia here. All voting closes on September 14 so vote now!

Wentworth acknowledges the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and pay respect to Elders, past and present, and to all Aboriginal people living or working in our communities.

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