Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, announced the Catholic Care Diocese of Broken Bay as the new non-government provider of temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness on the Central Coast.
“$10m has been redirected from funding accommodation in motels or caravan parks, to non-government organisations for supported temporary accommodation services,” Adam Crouch said.
“This will deliver more and better-supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness across the Central Coast, particularly in Gosford and Wyong,” he said.
This follows the announcement last week of over 28,000 new nights of supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Northern Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter New England.
He said the services provided by Catholic Care will commence in the coming weeks and months.
“Catholic Care will provide up to 18 households in Gosford and Wyong for temporary accommodation services.
“In addition, Catholic Care will also facilitate support services to help people move into long-term housing.”
Adam Crouch said the NSW Government was committed to increasing local homelessness services “which are benefitting from increased financial assistance from the State Liberal Government, with region-wide funding almost doubling from $5.4m in 2013/14, to $10.6m in 2017/18.
“Today’s announcement also follows a $1b boost to homelessness services in last month’s Budget, which will benefit every local community across NSW, including the Central Coast region,” he said.
Media release, Jul 10
Ben Sheath, office of Adam Crouch