Social Impact

St Joseph Affordable Homes is committed to delivering substantial and sustainable outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

We will demonstrate this social impact in a variety of ways, including through case studies, social impact reports, evidence and data.  

Build Up Tassie - Social Impact figures 2018-2019

4

Orientation Intakes

81

Participants

94

Business Contacts

24

Scholarships

22

Work Experience Opportunities

49

Participants placed in jobs or further training

9

Apprentices

OUR SOCIAL IMPACT APPROACH

The social impact approach, developed by the Archdiocese of Hobart, CatholicCare and Centacare Evolve Housing is a nationally recognised way of working to bring about positive change

The aim is to improve individual, family and community wellbeing outcomes, across seven domains. These interconnected domains are housing, education, safety, spirituality, health, economics, housing and community engagement.

The social impact approach brings to life Catholic Social Teaching, in particular through creating initiatives which use partnerships and collaboration for the common good.  The framework is found
here.

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Mark Hyman
Construction Trainee

case stUDY

Turning local lives around

Young lives are being turned around in the communities of Brighton, Derwent Valley and New Norfolk through the exciting employment and life skills program called Build Up Tassie.  Build Up Tassie is an employment partnership working with local businesses, particularly in the building and construction industry, to create sustainable long-term jobs for local young people.

With the launch of St Joseph Affordable Homes, we will see even more employment and apprenticeship outcomes, and long-term positive social impact. One of the young people who has been part of the Build Up Tassie Crew is Cameron, a young local man who now has work as a concrete labourer. It’s given him a more positive outlook on life and he is excited about his future.

“Build Up Tassie has been a really positive experience,”, “and the word is spreading.” Cameron believes that it is the one on one support from our Build Up Tassie Coach that has made the difference.
Cameron
Build Up Tassie Crew Member

Case Study

We support our apprentices to achieve their goals

In the 2019 cohort, one young man, aged 20, identified that he had left school in Year 8. He was referred to Build Up Tassie through St Francis Flexible Learning Centre. He attended a range of support sessions and was provided one-on-one wellbeing coaching. He also met with a CatholicCare counsellor for some support in other areas of his life.

When his partner had a baby, he withdrew from regular sessions. Our Build Up Tassie Wellbeing Coach continued to contact him to check in and provide emotional support. Following an extended break, the young man re-engaged and has recently been employed in a local gardening company, who are contractors of Centacare Evolve Housing. This interview was arranged by our Build Up Tassie Coach.