From 29 April 2022, Compass Housing Services became Home In Place.

Compass Housing social housing tenants, and others in Broken Hill and surrounding communities, will soon be able to connect over a barbeque, thanks to the support of Broken Hill City Council and Boltons Precision Engineering.

Mayor of Broken Hill, Cr Tom Kennedy, and Jamie Bolton of Bolton Engineering handed the custom made six burner, trailer mounted, BBQ over to Compass Housing’s Broken Hill 123 Hub and community participation officer Tammy Carswell this month.

Ms Carswell thanked both organisations for their support. She said Compass will use the BBQ as part of its community engagement programs at its Creedon Street hub but also at tenant and community events.

“Over a feed is a great way for us to listen and talk to tenants and community members about their issues and needs,” Ms Carswell said.

“The trailer means we can go to where people are, rather than people always coming to the hub,” she said.

Mayor Kennedy said Compass had funding through Council’s 2021 Community Assistance Grants Program. Boltons built the BBQ and trailer.

“At Broken Hill City Council we love to support local community groups,” Mayor Kennedy said.

“This donation will make barbeque transportation easier and more accessible to the general community,” he said.

Compass Housing manages social and affordable housing properties in Broken Hill. It established the 123 Hub as a place where tenants can come for information and support from Compass Housing and other government agencies and community organisations. The award winning hub also offers workshops, activities and training opportunities to help tenants build and maintain living and employment related skills.

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