Case studies

Spotlight on: BaptistCare

‘This is the best thing that has ever happened to me as a single mother.’ 

Studying fulltime and caring for her mother with a disability meant Arezo, a single mother, was unable to work to support herself and her son. At the same time, she faced increasing rents. 

Image of BaptistCare tenant in the garden at her new home
Arezo, a resident of BaptistCare

‘After separating from my partner in 2018, I applied for housing. I was struggling financially and after contacting the local housing office to seek help, I was told to move out of the city and live in a cheaper suburb. I was in tears and did not contact anyone else for help.’ 

Arezo remained on the social housing register and, after meeting its eligibility criteria, BaptistCare allocated her a home. Arezo and her son recently moved into the newly opened BaptistCare Gimbawali Place in Carlingford. 

‘BaptistCare staff are extremely friendly and supportive. My son and I have been incredibly happy and relaxed since moving into our new place. We feel safe and love living in Carlingford. My life has changed for the better in so many ways – I am not stressed anymore,’ said Arezo. 

The Baptistcare development in Carlingford
The BaptistCare development in Carlingford