Wintringham is a Victorian-based not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to men and women aged 50-plus who have experienced homelessness or been at risk of homelessness. We employ over 730 staff and operate from numerous offices and sites across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Our mission is to eliminate the scourge of elderly homelessness. We will be an advocate for elderly men and women who are poor, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We believe that everyone deserves to live a good life, to have a place to live and to receive the support they need.
About our Recreation Team
Our recreation team keep our clients happy by helping them spend their time in unique and meaningful ways. They take an individualised approach, listening to what each person wants and helping them to achieve their goals.
Whether it be setting up a group art class, taking a client to the shops, facilitating a game or helping someone take up a new hobby, our recreation team truly do it all (and the paperwork that comes with it!). They are very passionate about what they do and love making their clients happy.
Each year, the team plays an essential role in the Art show by helping dozens of artists create and submit their artworks.
Some of our sites don't have recreation-specific staff. In lieu of recreation-specific staff, Case Managers and Support workers assist their clients in lifestyle and recreation activities instead. This year, we received many wonderful submissions, coordinated by both our Recreation Team and by other staff from across the organisation.
Some of our staff have chosen to share a bit about themselves with us. The staff below put in a particularly big effort this year towards coordinating their clients' entries. Click on their photos below to find out more.