A social housing provider, Havelock Housing Association (Havelock) supports over nearly residents in around 200 properties across the ACT with affordable housing options. A heritage building located in Turner, Havelock House itself houses some 100 residents ranging in age from 18-80, both men and women and speaking some 13 different languages. In early 2020 a community development program was launched, seeking to provide individual support to residents, and to create a stronger sense of community, increased resilience and confidence. This was particularly important as COVID hit. Havelock was awarded a Commonwealth Department of Health grant to develop and deliver a Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grant for a period of two years. Through this program we are now offering a broad program of activities, experiences and adventures in and around Canberra for our Havelock community.
Havelock requires a community minded volunteer who can help support driving our residents to various activities across the Canberra region. This may require a simple pick up and drop off – where you are welcome to stay and participate in an activity. Outings generally last for 1-2 hours and longer drives to places such as Tharwa or the Cotter for a half day picnic and light activity such as walking, occur on a monthly basis.