Tenancy rights for residents of group homes: consultation forums

Tenants' Union of NSW and Shelter NSWThe NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) is transferring the management of group homes to the non-government sector. As a result of this change, residents of transferred group homes will get a new landlord.

ADHC wants to ensure that the views of group home residents are heard and included to ensure that residents of supported group homes have similar rights to other renters and that these rights are guaranteed by law.

Shelter NSW and the Tenants' Union of NSW are collaborating to deliver a number of targeted face to face forums in February-March 2018. It’s important that we hear from those within our community who will be directly affected by the transfer of supported group accommodation.

Who can participate in our consultation forums?

Our forums are specifically tailored and targeted. Voices of residents will be critical to ensure legislation is shaped according to their needs. We welcome you to register to participate in one of our forums if:

  • You are living in a group home
  • You used to live in a group home
  • You are family member, a guardian, friend or advocate of somebody currently living in a group home or someone considering living in a group home.

Forum details

Sydney: Friday 16 February 2018, 11-2pm, Customs House Library Room, Level 2, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay. Register here

Penrith: Tuesday 20 February, 10am-1pm, Penrith Library Theatrette, 601 High Street, Penrith (Next to Westfield Penrith Plaza). Register here

Liverpool: Tuesday 27 Feburary, 10am-1pm, Liverpool Library meeting room, 170 George Street Liverpool. Register here

Newcastle: Thursday 1 March, 10am-1pm, Newcastle City Hall, Mulubinda Room, 290 King Street Newcastle. Register here

Wollongong: Friday 2 March, 10am-1pm, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Heininger Hall, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto. Register here

Orange: Monday 5 March, 10am-1pm, venue to be finalised, in the meantime please register here

Coffs Harbour: Tuesday 6 March, 10am-1pm, venue to be finalised, in the meantime please register here

Albury: Wednesday 7 March, 10am-1pm, venue to be finalised, in the meantime please register here