More mobile support to combat homelessness

Thousands of people across West and Far Western NSW will have greater access to housing supports and services following the launch of a new mobile outreach program to assist people into stable accommodation.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said mobile outreach teams will be visiting areas from Trangie to Mudgee with information and support to help those in need access stable housing and wrap-around services.

“It is important that families in rural and remote areas of our great state have direct access to support,” Mr Saunders said.

“This program will help anyone at risk of being homeless realise that help is at hand.”

The outreachpatrol program will be launched in the Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW regions and is expected to reach 35-50 people in each town.

Towns have been selected where there is not currently a Department of Communities and Justice office, including:

  • Mudgee
  • Dunedoo
  • Wellington
  • Warren
  • Gilgandra
  • Coonabarabran
  • Coonamble
  • Walgett
  • Lightning Ridge
  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Trangie
  • Cobar
  • Nyngan
  • Broken Hill
  • Wilcannia
  • Wentworth
  • Balranald
  • Deniliquin
  • Hay
  • Narromine
  • Condobolin
  • Lake Cargelligo
  • Peak Hill
  • Forbes
  • West Wyalong
  • Temora
  • Young
  • Cootamundra
  • Junee
  • Narrandera
  • Leeton

The mobile outreach service will bring information on services such as Rent Choice and Bond Loans, as well as access to housing supports.

The mobile patrol will also connect with existing service providers in those areas, such as specialist homelessness services, to build stronger relationships.

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