More supported accommodation for homeless

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward today announced 10 new contracts had been awarded to non-government partners to replace other forms of accommodation such as motels.

“We recognise that many people experiencing homelessness have complex needs and need more than a roof over their head and that is why we invited the NGO sector to provide accommodation in place of motels,” Ms Goward said.

“Up to $10 million state-wide is being redirected from funding accommodation in motels or caravan parks and made available to non-government organisations to provide supported temporary accommodation services.

“I am proud that we are partnering with our wonderful NGOs to provide solutions tailored to their local area.”

The supported temporary accommodation model offers short-term accommodation combined with assistance to help people into long-term housing.

The successful providers include St Vincent de Paul, Dignity, Jewish House, Settlement Services International, Platform Nine, Catholic Care, Nova for Women and Children, Carrie’s Place, Providential Homes and Upper Hunter Homeless Support.

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