This new program is for people who receive social housing assistance; and focuses on offering flexible and person-centred support with access to learning, training and work opportunities to facilitate improved housing outcomes.
By joining Opportunity Pathways, you or your household members can gain new skills, get training and work experience and receive help to improve your situation depending on your housing independence goals.
Opportunity Pathways is available in Illawarra Shoalhaven, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Central Coast regions.
- Am I eligible?
Opportunity Pathways is a free program, and if you are aged 17 years and over you may be eligible to participate if you are:
- living in public, community or Aboriginal housing
- receiving a Rent Choice Subsidy; or
- an approved social housing applicant on the NSW Housing Register.
To discuss your eligibility, please call us on 1800 931 108 or email [email protected].
- How does it work?
Your eligibility is assessed, and if you are accepted into the program, we will work with you to create a plan based on your situation, needs and goals.
Throughout the 12-month program, you will have access to one-on-one support, coaching and mentoring, training, workshops, work experience placements, volunteering opportunities, and work retention support.
To help achieve your program goals, you may also receive some practical and financial assistance that may include childcare, help to obtain a driver’s licence, as well as fuel vouchers and Opal cards.
Opportunity Pathways includes a range of options to support you to find and maintain employment by assisting with resume writing, developing interview skills, finding a job, and ongoing support as you begin to work.
- Information for referrers
To refer a client to Opportunity Pathways, please download and complete the referral form. Please return the completed and signed referral form to the email address mentioned on the form.
The Opportunity Pathways program is funded by the NSW Government.