Help for the homeless

Written by on June 19, 2019

South Australian charities have welcomed state government investment into intensive family support, as announced in yesterday’s state budget.

AnglicareSA Chief Executive Officer Peter Sandeman said the initiative, which is set to launch next month, is part of the Government’s broader redesign of early invention and prevention measures within the child protection space.

“We are pleased to work with the government to trial an intensive preventative pilot with the ultimate aim of stemming the increasing flow of children coming into the child protection system,” Mr Sandeman said.

“Equally, we are heartened to see a further $26.9 million in additional resources to improve outcomes for our State’s vulnerable children and young people.”

While the State Government’s investment in the affordable housing sector is important, Mr Sandeman says more must be done to address issues across the housing continuum including supporting those experiencing homelessness, including those sleeping rough in the CBD.

“With very limited access to public housing and unaffordable private rental properties, funding and focus must be directed at addressing our homelessness crisis.”

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