Words by Grace Lawrence – Argyle Housing Client
I’ve been with Argyle Community Housing for 14 years. And unfortunately, over the years lost everything including my home. I just feel really blessed that I have Argyle looking after me and I’m in an Argyle home, I never have to move again, which is lovely. I’m very happy there.
I first went into a cottage at New Berrima that had been completely refurbished, that was about 14 years ago. When I moved in there, I cried because I didn’t think I’d ever have a home again. They looked after me very well but it was a big block of land and it got too much for me. So I put in for a transfer into town and they offered me a private accommodation in Mittagong was right near my family and my friends and the railway.
Recently I’ve been moved into permanent accommodation with Argyle. I’ve always found them to be so helpful and caring, and they made the moves very easy. I’m in a little village of six Argyle tenants and it’s near the parks and near my friends, still near my family. I have my own garden again, which I love. I’m just really thankful.
Moving into this unit now where I’ll be permanent. It just overwhelms me, the kindness and the kindness of people and friends who’ve helped me to get my life back together. I feel now I never have to worry again about moving. If people can get private accommodation under the umbrella of Argyle Housing, they should take it because they still get the support from Argyle.
I also like to volunteer where I can. I like to volunteer for Argyle when they have their tenants meetings up and running again. I’ll be here to fold up the letters and the boxes and whatever else needs folding.