Link Wentworth. Link Wentworth launches Home Sweet 2023 to tackle the growing issue of homelessness in Sydney

Link Wentworth launches Home Sweet 2023 to tackle the growing issue of homelessness in Sydney

Link Wentworth is excited to announce that the annual charity sleepover event Home Sweet will return in 2023 after a two-year forced hiatus due to COVID-19.

Hosted in partnership with The Burdekin Association and Women’s Community Shelters (WCS), this year’s Home Sweet event will take place on Friday March 17 2023 to raise awareness and funds to address homelessness.  Supporters will have the option to participate either virtually or in person at the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

“Our work is focused on providing safe, secure, and sustainable housing options for all Australians,” Link Wentworth CEO Andrew McAnulty said.

“The Home Sweet event represents an opportunity for the community to come together to support crucial causes that align directly with Link Wentworth’s mission to provide more homes, care, and support services for those most at risk of homelessness, including those impacted by domestic violence, family breakdown and women over 55.”

Link Wentworth has established a strong partnership with WCS and The Burdekin Association, which collectively brings the community together for a night of fun and fundraising, with all proceeds going towards WCS, The Burdekin Association, and Link Wentworth’s scholarship program. The sleepover is an opportunity for individuals, families and corporate entities to work together to make a real difference in the lives of those in need.

“Unfortunately, homelessness is a complex issue,” Mr McAnulty said.

“As one of New South Wales’ leading community housing providers, Link Wentworth shares the belief that everybody has the right to have a place to call their home. We are committed to helping address the complex issues surrounding homelessness by working collaboratively with government, industry and local communities.”

Link Wentworth has a wealth of experience in social and affordable housing and on-the-ground community service. This deep understanding of the needs of vulnerable people allows Link Wentworth to offer a unique level of support and services to assist those in need.

“We are grateful to have the support of partners and sponsors this year, such as Stockland Care Foundation, Urban Property Group, Landcom, Experteq, MRI Real Estate Software, Pitch Partners, AON Insurance and we look forward to more organisations coming on board to be part of the solution,” says Mr McAnulty.

Participation in the Home Sweet event is open to everyone. Participants can donate and spend the night at the Freshwater Surf Club or join in virtually by sleeping out in their car or backyard. There are also opportunities to donate by sponsoring another participant, or “sleepee”.

To support the event, simply register, create your unique fundraising page, and share it with friends and family.  For more information about Sweet Home 2023 or to register or donate, visit

About Link Wentworth

Link Wentworth is one of the largest and fastest growing community housing providers in Australia, managing over 6,400 homes with around 10,000 residents and 200 staff.

Using decades of community driven experience, our work engages the full spectrum of housing needs from homelessness services, to social, disability and affordable housing. We also provide support services to help people sustain their tenancies, strengthen their lives and participate fully in their communities. We believe everyone has a right to a safe and secure home where they can grow, connect with community, and build a brighter future.

Link Wentworth is Tier 1 approved under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) and is one of the few housing providers in NSW to provide Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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