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The homeless and housing hub run by Volunteering Queensland, in partnership with the Safe By The Bay initiative, will provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness in the Bayside area through a Queensland Government funding grant.
Wynnum locals will have access to a one-stop shop for services that will facilitate dignity, well-being, independence and quality of life for people who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness.
"The hub provides a wraparound supportive service, enabling vulnerable people to connect to appropriate social and community support services and to build on existing services in Wynnum," said Member for Lytton Joan Pease.
Existing support services in the Wynnum community include Centrelink, Bayside Legal Services, tenancy advice (QSTARs) and Capalaba Outreach Service.
Minister for Housing and Public Works, Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, highlights the importance of helping alleviate hardships caused by homelessness.
“Everyone has the right to live with dignity irrespective of the situation they may find themselves in, but with homelessness comes isolation and marginalisation.
“We need to offer hope as well as support. By providing support services within a community hub, there is also an opportunity for people to interact socially, for them to engage and connect with others and to access the information and support they need.
“This is particularly important for people who have been homeless for a long time, and who have lost touch with many of the social and community connections we take for granted.”
The homeless and housing hub is located at the Wynnum Volunteering Hub, Room 1.07, Wynnum Community Centre, 105 Florence Street, Qld 4178.
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