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Funding boost for Jewish house to provide supported accommodation for homeless

Last published on 06 Jul 2018 in Media releases

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith today visited a new homelessness facility run by Jewish House after the NGO was announced as a successful provider of supported accommodation.

"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.
"I am proud that we are partnering with Jewish House to provide solutions tailored to the local area."

The supported temporary accommodation model offers short-term accommodation and wrap-around support to help people into long-term housing and break the cycle of homelessness.

Mr Notley-Smith said this was a fantastic initiative that would benefit some of the most vulnerable people in his community.

"We have a strong record of delivering better services to those most in need and I am proud that people in my local community will benefit from our Government's initiative," Mr Notley-Smith said.
Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the NSW Government in this expansion of our TA crisis accommodation services in the local eastern suburbs community."

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

Successful providers have demonstrated an ability to adapt to changing local demands and will utilise properties that are either head leased, owned by them and currently under used, or provided by charitable organisations.

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