Homelessness Prevention Week 2019
In August, the team at headspace Bairnsdale invited local community services to join us at our centre to mark Homelessness Week 2019. For the second year running, it was a chance for these workers to get together to discuss the challenges and achievements of this year in supporting young people in this area around housing issues.
Agencies represented included Gippsland Lakes Community Health Youth Services, Nungurra Youth Accomodation Services, Gippsland Primary Health Network, East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership, and East Gippsland Shire Council.
Ryan Hedley, Manager of Nungurra, spoke to the group about his youth refuge and outreach services, and their outcomes for young people. headspace Bairnsdale Centre Manager, Cate Newcomen, led a discussion about what services exist in the homelessness support sector and where the service gaps are. It was a great opportunity for attendees working across the sector to come together to network and plan.