Tackling South West homelessness

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said today South West young people at risk of homelessness would receive greater support through increased Government funding.

Mrs Marino said the Turnbull Government had provided up to $1,025,458.50 to Reconnect services in the region.

“Reconnect provides support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless,” Mrs Marino said.

“Reconnect services will help stabilise the lives of vulnerable young South West people by keeping them connected with their families, communities, and education or employment opportunities.

“The Reconnect program is operated by AccordWest and I encourage anyone who knows someone in a vulnerable housing situation to use this service.

“The Turnbull Government’s long-term funding of Reconnect is enabling services to intervene before crisis occurs.”

The Turnbull Government has provided up to $117 million over five years to 102 Reconnect services across Australia, on top of an additional $375 million to frontline homelessness services over the three years from 1 July 2018.

For more information on Reconnect services, visit the DSS website.