3rd stage housing
Communicare and St Anne’s Homes have been in
partnership for the past five years, as part of Communicare’s
social investment programme with Non-Profit Organisations
that require affordable rental accommodation for the most
marginalised groups with special needs. These include
organisations that work with people with intellectual
disabilities, vulnerable children, older persons, abused
women and early childhood development centres.
In 2004 Communicare’s Board approved a policy for
leasing properties to such organisations.
By entering into
partnership with other NPO’s in this manner Communicare
is catering for a sector of the market in which it does not
necessarily specialise but to which it is able to contribute in a
In 2007 Communicare leased a house to St Anne’s in
Ruyterwacht to provide shelter for abused women. This
partnership has been working very well and expanded further
when Wasima Fisher, Community Development and Special
Needs Manager joined the Board of St Annes’ Homes.