Logan charity holds think tank on homelessness and plight of women

A TOOLKIT to guide housing providers on how to respond to cases of domestic violence was one of the innovative ideas presented when the Lady Musgrave Trust held its annual forum on Women and Homelessness this month.

But the bright ideas did not stop there and the meeting was also the venue for the launch of the Brisbane Handy Guide, a support service providing information to women at risk of homelessness.

Other projects announced on the day included the nationally acknowledged Tiny Houses, container homes and websites offering share houses for older women.

More than 200 attended the forum which gave people the chance to discuss and propose new and exciting solutions to homelessness.

Trust chief executive Karen Lyon Reid said there were more than 32,000 homeless people in the Logan region.

“I’m proud to say that some amazing projects were announced and potential partnerships have been formed — and community-based ones at that,” she said.

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