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One of our Young Parents and Babies homes in Melbourne’s East recently underwent a maintenance project to refresh the space, inside and out.

The two young mums and their sons who had been living in the home had recently transitioned to independent living. While the home was empty, and before the new young mums moved in, we took the chance to complete the refresh.

Inside, the carpet in the two living rooms and hallway was removed and replaced with floorboards to make it easier to keep clean. The carpet to the bedrooms and carer’s office was also recently replaced, and the lounge suite was steam cleaned. Some minor electrical works and repairs were also done, and our Transitional Team Leader went shopping for items to make the bedrooms feel cosy and homely. Another carer from the home also helped set up the bedrooms to make them a comfortable sanctuary.

The outside of the property received lots of attention, with our Corporate Partner, McCormack organising a garden working bee to pull out weeds, trim trees, remove debris, waterblast the deck, tidy the backyard area and even put together a trampoline (kindly donated by Roberts Co). The walls were also painted throughout the property pro bono.

In a show of community spirit, our neighbours generously donated our half share of the cost of replacing the entire boundary fence, and the home committee ran a working bee to clean and set up the furniture that had been moved while the works were taking place.

The transformation of our Young Parents and Babies home in Melbourne’s East is a wonderful example of how many hands make light work. The property is now ready for two young mums and their children to move in and make it their home.

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