In 2016, Wentworth launched this bold and ambitious initiative, designed to tackle the issue homelessness in the Nepean, Blue Mountains region of Sydney.
Heading Home brings together a diverse range of local partners and stakeholders including homelessness services, real-estate agents, local and state government, community groups and local businesses.
The project has four clear objectives:
- To identify people who are homeless and capture a comprehensive picture of the homeless population through “Registry Weeks”
- To identify the health and housing needs of people identified during the Registry Week event
- To find suitable accommodation for people identified as homeless
- To support them to sustain their tenancies.
After completing objectives 1 and 2, Heading Home identified a need for more suitable homes for people transitioning from homelessness. The project then shifted focus to exploring and developing creative housing solutions to meet this need. Garden Flats and Tiny Homes were two projects to emerge from this process.