Opportunity Pathways

A program to support people in social housing to receive assistance with education, training, finding and keeping employment and increasing community engagement.

The program aims to give people the opportunity to break away from the social support system and into independent living.

To be eligible participants need to be:

  • 17 or older and meet the school leaving requirements: and
  • Living in public, community or aboriginal housing: or
  • Receiving RENT Choice Subsidies; OR
  • An approved social housing application on the NSW housing register

BEST can provide person-centred case management to assist with:

  • Coordinating services to assist with barriers such as transport, childcare, clothing, physical and mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence.
  • Education and Skills (Vocational training and access to tertiary education)
  • Empowerment to increase confidence and resilience, life skills (eg literacy and numeracy) and the ability to live independently.
  • Pre-employment skills such as facilitating work readiness, resume and cover letter, job searching skills, interview skills, volunteering and work experience.

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