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

Home in Place is again a three time finalist in the upcoming Hunter Business Awards in the following categories:

  • Contribution to the Region – sponsored by Whiteley
  • Outstanding Community Organisation – sponsored by Newcastle Permanent
  • Excellence in Sustainability – sponsored by Unwelt.

Group Managing Director Greg Budworth said to be a finalist in three categories, two years running, is a great achievement by the social, affordable and disability housing provider’s highly skilled and professional team.

He said Home in Place staff strive for excellence in tenant support, in sustainability, and in creating better communities.

“Our vision is that all people have appropriate and affordable shelter and are engaged in sustainable communities,” Greg said.

“We do that by being leaders in our sector and the communities in which we operate,” he said.

“We’re about providing homes but also empowering people, connecting communities and influencing the future.”

“Housing is fundamental to people’s ability to work, study, raise a family and effectively contribute to their community. Our staff do more than put a roof over people’s heads – we work with them to gain skills and support to engage effectively in their community.”

In the Hunter, Home in Place actively contributes to property sector organisations, regional development organisations such as the Committee for the Hunter, and community organisations such as Hunter Homeless Connect.

Home in Place strives to be a leader in environmental and social sustainability – through sustainable business operations and helping to reduce its and other organisations’ impact on the environment.

“We’ve integrated the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into all our plans. We’re working with other organisations to increase the use of the SDGs to address major environmental and social issues affecting communities.”

“On the ground, we’re installing community gardens and increasing solar usage as part of a range of environmental initiatives.”

Home in Place has Gold partner status in the NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program.

The annual Hunter Business Awards is run by regional business chamber, Business Hunter.

Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes said this year’s awards were the most contested yet in the award’s 41 year history. More than 170 entries were judged across 16 categories.

The awards night will be held in Newcastle on August 26. Tickets can be purchased here.

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