Four Bridge Housing residents participating in our A Bridge to Work employment program have been in their jobs for more than 12 months, demonstrating the program is creating sustainable employment for people in social housing.

Over half (17) of all 31 participants placed in employment have reached their six-month outcome mark. 

They include residents like Karleen, who has found satisfying work that draws on her skills and provides great job satisfaction. She is a cultural guide with Tribal Warriors Cruises on Sydney Harbour, teaching guests traditional Aboriginal crafts such as weaving and painting.

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A Bridge to Work uses a model of intensive case management that supports people disadvantaged in the employment market into work, from helping identify their goals, to preparing their CVs to supporting them in job interviews. The program is run in partnership with disability employment provider CoAct.

Bridge Housing Manager Sustainable Communities Sarah Barclay said: “This is a fantastic result for our residents who have realised their employment aspirations but also for the future of the program.”

Learn more about A Bridge to Work