Wolfdene strives to positively engage with the community through our Wolfdene Community program.
We run a calendar of events to enable residents and visitors to meet some of their neighbours, experience something new and enjoy their surroundings. It’s also an opportunity for us to come along, get to know people and chat about how we can make their neighbourhoods better.
In 2019, we’re working with local council and not-for-profit organisations to expand our investment in the community even wider to help address a range of key social issues.
Wolfdene Rolls Out Social Enterprise Model With Blairlogie
The Wolfdene Foundation has partnered with disability service provider Blairlogie to create a social enterprise model that will supply much needed local Specialist Disability Accommodation to the City of Casey.
Dubbed ‘PROJECT 28’, the initiative aims to help close the gap of 28,000 dwellings Australia wide with 28 units by 2028.
Starting with the delivery of four independent dwellings in its ‘E>ST’ development in Cranbourne East, Wolfdene is providing seed capital, resources and fundraising support for the acquisition of land, planning, design and construction of the project.
“The current disability accommodation market is fragmented and underfunded, with limited choice of local living options close to family, friends and existing support networks,” said Blairlogie CEO, Carolyn Carr.
“There are thousands of Australians with disability who are forced to live in unsuitable homes because there are no alternatives. Often that means accommodation where people are segregated from the broader community.
“This includes those currently living at home with ageing parents, residing in hospitals and young people living in residential aged care facilities.
“We deal with parents on a daily basis who are wondering what is going to happen to their children once they’re gone. Parents in their 70’s and 80’s who have been the primary carers for their adult children suffering from a range of disabilities that require ongoing care,” said Carr.
As a major developer of land in Melbourne’s urban growth areas, Wolfdene created its charity arm to positively impact the areas in which they develop.
“We admire the positive role local organisations such as Blairlogie play in a strong community,” said Wolfdene Managing Director, Michael Goldthorp.
“We’ve also seen the impact the housing affordability issue is having on organisations outside of the standard residential property market.
“From our first meeting with Carolyn and her team, what really hit home was the challenge their clients and families faced when needing localised independent housing solutions.
“Somewhere they felt comfortable and supported in their own space, and close enough for their parents and friends to have easy and regular contact with them.
“There is an enormous shortfall of suitable housing for those needing disability accommodation, with wait lists as long a 10-20 years and no guarantee that allocated homes will be close to family and established social networks.
“Given Wolfdene is a developer of land and housing, we felt this was a natural fit for us to partner with Blairlogie to help them make a difference,” said Goldthorp.
Blairlogie has identified the four participants for phase one of the partnership, their individual needs have been factored into the design with construction officially underway and due for completion in early 2020.
Key donors and project partners include Blueways, Lojac, Swan Plumbing Supplies, Arcadia Built and the Mayor’s Walk for Disability.
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Wolfdene Community has partnered with local business, Glascott Landscape and Civil, to build a much needed Sensory Garden at Lyndhurst Primary School.Read Article
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Based on the success of previous terms and feedback from our latest survey, Wolfdene will host a third 11-week program of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from the Brompton Community Pavilion. Activities are FREE and all are welcome, so please make sure you bring your family and friends.Read Article
At Brompton, we host a range of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from our Community Pavilion and Cafe. These activities are FREE, open to all and are designed specially to foster connectivity.
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Thinking of improving your health and wellbeing? Wolfdene is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another 10-week program of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from the Brompton Community Pavilion!Read Article
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Thanks to your feedback via our Brompton Community Activities Survey, we are pleased to announce that Wolfdene will be hosting an 8-week program of fun, family-friendly and healthy activities from the Brompton Community Pavilion! All activities are free, with Brompton community members given priority access to places. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends there!Read Article
Wolfdene is excited to announce its partnership with Cranbourne West Primary School (CWPS) and their Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) program.Read Article