homelessness


Homelessness on the rise

The Central Coast has made a list of the top 10 homelessness hotspots in the state, with the number of homeless in the region rising by 86 during the 2022-23…


To end homelessness we need a plan

Large scale homelessness on the Central Coast seems to have crept up on us, but the factors that leave at least 8,000 local people homeless have been growing for over…


The Weekly News 5@5

The Weekly News 5@5 is a brief news wrap of the lead stories of the week, direct from the newsroom of Central Coast Newspapers in Gosford. Council’s praised & criticized…



Breakfast symposium discusses key Coast issues

Over 45 community leaders gathered at Coast Shelter in Gosford on July 21 for a breakfast symposium, discussing the current Central Coast housing crisis and topics around women’s safety, community…


More Shelterbags for the homeless

The Terrigal Rotary Club has raised more than $5,000 for its Shelterbags for the Homeless Project through a special film night at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Spokesperson Mary Crammond said…


The Weekly News 5@5

Central Coast Weekly News, in an easy audio/video format, direct from the newsroom of Central Coast Newspapers. Coming up this week: Record employment figuresPrimary health is under strain More GPs…


Major award for HoTS program

Coast and Country Primary Care (CCPC) has taken out the Innovation category at the HNECC (Hunter New England Central Coast) Primary Health Network’s (PHN) second annual Primary Care Quality and…



Reid vows to investigate HoTS funding

New Member for Robertson, Gordon Reid, has vowed to investigate continued funding for the Coast’s mobile service Health on the Streets (HoTS). The commitment comes after Parliamentary Secretary for the…







Call for more measures to address homelessness

The not-for-profit organisation Social Futures, which delivers the NDIS and StandBy support programs on the Central Coast, says two new reports highlight an ever-growing housing crisis Australia-wide and has come…


Sleepout raises $88K

The Central Coast community has raised more than $88,500 through Coast Shelter’s 2021 Sleepout. After a few false starts due to COVID-19 restrictions, the sleepout was finally held at Central…



HoTS delivers care to rough sleepers

Coast and Country Primary Care’s (CCPC) Health on The Streets (HoTS) service has continued to run regular hubs at Mary Macs Place, Woy Woy, every Monday from 10am-1pm during the…