The Consumer Consultant Group

The Housing Connect Consumer Consultant Group has been instrumental in the development of the new Colony 47 Website and how we communicate Housing Connect Services in Southern Tasmania. Colony 47 CEO, Danny Sutton, said that formalising a Consumer Consultant Group

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Lockers Leading the Way!

In August 2017 an 11 year old girl called Bella, reached out to Colony 47 to learn about the logistics of setting up lockers for homeless people in her home city of Bunbury in Western Australia. Colony 47’s Housing Connect

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Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch Wrap-up

Why do we have hundreds of Tasmanians clambering for the 120 volunteer positions that require them to wake up with their families Christmas morning and go to work at the Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch? It isn’t an easy job;

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The Kooparoona Niara Trail Launched in Deloriane

Colony 47’s Aboriginal Community Pathway’s program proudly launched the Kooparoona Niara Trail (formally known as the Bush Tucker Trial) in Deloraine on Saturday 16 December. Elizabeth Daly, Northern Manager for Colony 47, said the trail was the culmination of a huge

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Standing with Our Community Against Family and Domestic Violence.

Hobart came together on November 27, in a show of community strength to share the message that domestic violence is never ok. The White Ribbon march drew together over 1000 people to walk against family violence, from St David’s Park

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We Need Volunteer Chefs and Cooks!

Every year, hundreds of Tasmanian volunteers help Colony 47 prepare for our annual Community Christmas Day Lunch. On the day, we cater for around 400 Tasmanians, so you can imagine the coordination needed to feed that many people. Retired Chef,

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AGM and Launch of the Towards 2020 Vision and Strategy

Colony 47’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and launch of the Towards 2020 Strategy demonstrated a clear new vision that puts clients firmly at the centre of the organisation’s practice. Colony 47 founder, Jim Colville, was joined by staff, board members,

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Colony 47 Christmas Appeal 2017

The Colony 47 Community Christmas Lunch brings together 350 guests and 150 volunteers to share the spirit of giving and community on Christmas Day. In addition to support from The City of Hobart, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 7HO, WIN

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Colony 47’s Transition to Advantaged Thinking

Colony 47 attended the Transition to Work (TTW) Community of Practice Forum in Cairns which brought together providers from across the country to discuss best practice approaches to finding work and educational placements for young people. The Community of Practice

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Mara House: Building Community Connections

In Tasmania 25% of people who experience homelessness are youth, but there is more to supporting young people experiencing homelessness than providing a roof over their head. Colony 47’s Mara House Program is a vital service providing supported accommodation for

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