New units un­veiled

The Western Star - - News -

THE re­open­ing of two units in the Vin­cen­tian Vil­lage on Sun­day has pro­vided a safe haven for older men that may not have any­where else to go.

All Saints Con­fer­ence of St Vin­cent de Paul Roma pres­i­dent Ger­ard Mul­li­gan said the units pro­vided low-cost ac­com­mo­da­tion for older males who wouldn’t be able to af­ford their own home oth­er­wise.

“The units are per­fect be­cause they’ve got company if they want it or their own space if they don’t,” he said.

“A lot of them will move around and knock on each other’s doors if they feel like some company.

“There’s also big break­fast held ev­ery Thurs­day by the St John’s school kids, which gives them the chance to so­cialise and join in on the break­fast.”

In a small cer­e­mony held on Sun­day, Bishop Robert McGuckin blessed and opened the Ed­wardes St units, which had been de­mol­ished in Fe­bru­ary 2018 and re­built late last year.

Mara­noa Re­gional Coun­cil, Ad­vance Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Gra­ham Tif­fany were awarded cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their in­volve­ment in the con­struc­tion of the units.

OPEN­ING: Units un­veiled.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.