Bay & Basin Community Resources
Why Choose BBCR?
Thousands of people have enjoyed and benefited from attending the broad range of programs and activities we have on offer. Learn what makes BBCR unique and stand out from the rest.
BBCR aims to be one of the leading community services provider in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions with the best community & support services that will enhance the health and wellbeing of residents and stimulate interest in the development of the community.
BBCR strives to make a difference in the lives of others.
Everyone at BBCR is grateful to the people who have requested our assistance and support.
BBCR Home Maintenance Volunteer Program is Improving the lives of Older People
Local resident Daphne is just one of the many individuals who has enjoyed the contribution of volunteers through the Home Maintenance Program (HMP). The service focuses on repairs and maintenance of the home and garden to improve safety, accessibility and independence within a home environment by minimising health and safety issues. Before the Home Maintenance Program Daphne struggled with keeping her lovely garden, accessible and easier to maintain so with the help of this great service all that has changed.
Daphne said the program has made a huge difference to her life and she is now able to enjoy pottering around in the garden, undertaking light weeding and pruning. There is nothing Daphne enjoys more than being able to sit outside, relax and enjoy the beauty her garden has to offer. The work done by the awesome, friendly, polite, hardworking volunteers took a load off Daphne’s mind taking away the worry of how to manage her garden.
Daphne said “I can’t praise Steve the Program Support Worker (HMP) and the volunteers enough for the wonderful work they do. Going out of their way to make sure I am happy with the service undertaken it was more than I expected so I can enjoy my garden.” “I have already recommended BBCR Home Maintenance Program to other individuals in the community.”
BBCR offers a range of different projects such as gardening, and has set up raised garden beds, which are looked after by volunteers, staff and clients. We also have our very own “Chook Resort”. All the produce from the garden and the eggs collected are put into recycled produce boxes, which are then distributed to clients of the Home Maintenance Program and other BBCR clients accessing services.
If you want to change the life of someone like Daphne you can become a volunteer in the Home Maintenance Program by contacting the Community Engagement Manager on 44433434.
Daphne enjoying her lovely garden
Steve with our beloved chook and the produce boxes