Wednesday, July 6, 2022

NSW’s Together Home program providing shelter to the homeless

More than 500 people who were previously sleeping rough now have a safe place to call home, one year on from the establishment of the NSW Government’s landmark Together Home program.

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the program was supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the community to access housing and specialist support to rebuild their lives.

“The past 12 months have been incredibly challenging, but the success of this program demonstrates that we can support people to break the cycle of homelessness,” Mr Henskens said.

MUST READ  Small Business Support Program extended till April 29

“Together Home is not just about putting a roof over their head, but instead addressing the complex needs of individuals, to ensure they get the support they need to improve their health and wellbeing.”

Together Home is being delivered in partnership with community housing providers, specialist homelessness services and healthcare agencies.

It involves securing housing for rough sleepers from the private rental market and connecting them to tailored support services to address their individual needs.

The NSW Government has invested a total of $122.1 million in the program, which is expected to help 1,050 people off the street and into housing.

MUST READ  Int'l flights resume in Gold Coast after almost two years

“Together Home has already had a profound impact for the hundreds of people housed and I would like to thank all of the organisations that are working collaboratively with us to change lives for the better,” Mr Henskens said.

MUST READ  Int'l flights resume in Gold Coast after almost two years

Together Home is a key contributor towards achieving the Premier’s Priority of halving street sleeping across NSW by 2025.

Anyone who is homeless or is at risk of homelessness can call Link2home on 1800 152 152 for information and referrals to services, including temporary accommodation.

Latest news

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s marriage on July 7

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is set to marry Dr Gurpreet Kaur tomorrow in a small ceremony at his home in Chandigarh. “Mann Sahab is getting...

Shikhar Dhawan to captain Team India in ODI Series against West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan was on Wednesday named India captain for the three ODIs against the West Indies in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma....

Enjoy ungoogleable India: Khaver Ali Khan

By Indranil Halder As Sydney was battered with heavy rain, Khaver Ali Khan was my guest at the new Art Gallery of NSW member’s lounge....

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

Related news

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s marriage on July 7

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is set to marry Dr Gurpreet Kaur tomorrow in a small ceremony at his home in Chandigarh. “Mann Sahab is getting...

Shikhar Dhawan to captain Team India in ODI Series against West Indies

Shikhar Dhawan was on Wednesday named India captain for the three ODIs against the West Indies in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma....

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

UK’s Health minister Rishi Sunak quits, says ‘standards worth fighting for’

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government into crisis. Sunak, in his letter,...

Daniel Johns gets jail for drink driving, but will serve in community due to bad mental health

Rock star Daniel Johns has escaped a full time jail term after a magistrate found his life-long mental health battles had contributed to him...

Gosai Rajbari Influence : Cartier, Dhaniakhali Dhoti & Gold Polished Kangaroo Tiepin

By Indranil Halder Gosai Rajbari belongs to one of the most illustrious Goswami family and is situated in Serampore, Hoogly, West Bengal, India. Amitabha Sengupta...

Mansai: The first film in Rajbonshi language

By Indranil Halder After a gap of two years, I was delighted to attend the 2022 Sydney Film Festival and BUSINESS OF BAZ,(a conversation with...