‘This initiative recognises our homes as a place of shelter from the outside world and a space where we can carry out our lives and interact with loved ones. In elder abuse situations however, the home can become a place of danger. The Warm Safe Home Project aims to spread the message that everyone has the right to live free from violence and fear,’ explains SWH health promotion officer Rochelle Winnen.
The Macarthur Men’s Shed built three large-scale houses that children at the local kinder, day care centre and school decorated, while our Macarthur Community Health social support group crafted paper houses complete with messages of safety and hope.
Rochelle says the project has provided a wonderful opportunity for intergenerational connection between local groups and organisations by bringing the entire community together to raise awareness of this important cause.