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Homelessness NSW’s prepare submission to the Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Homelessness NSW’s prepare submission to the Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Homelessness NSW are preparing a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Please review the attached recommendations and advise if there are any major changes or additions to be included.

You can provide your feedback to Hamish McIvor, Senior Policy Officer at [email protected] on or before December 12.

These recommendations will be accompanied by an evidence-based submission informed by;

  • Desktop research and literature review
  • Findings from a series of consultation through Community of Practice for Specialist Homelessness Services on working to engage people experiencing homelessness with the NDIS and challenges for people with disability in the homelessness system (2019-2021)
  • A workshop on access to NDIS for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people experiencing homelessness (2022)
  • Witness statements from CEO Homelessness NSW and Shane Jakupec, Neami National and Nada Nasser Mission Australia who were summonsed to provide evidence to Hearing 26:  Homelessness, including experience in boarding houses, hostels and other arrangements.

Rental Lists for week commencing 5 December 2022

Click on the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.  If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

 

Rental lists for week commencing November 28, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing November 28, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Celebrity author launching new book in Lismore and hosting free financial counselling event to assist with flood recovery

Celebrity author launching new book in Lismore and hosting free financial counselling event to assist with flood recovery.

See the attachment for more details.

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing November 14, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Call out for private renters – National Shelter wants to hear from you

Call out for private renters – National Shelter wants to hear from you

Every year National Shelter and SGSEP release the Rental Affordability Index – an easy to understand indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes. If you are a private renter who has recently experienced any of the following they want to hear from you.

  • Have you had a significant increase in your rent?
  • Are you struggling to find accommodation because of low vacancy rates?
  • Are you in an area impacted by flooding or bush fires?
  • Have you been displaced because your property has become short term rental (eg AirBnB)?

National Shelter is looking for people who would be interested in speaking to the media about your experience and are available around 27 to 29 November. For more information please contact Emma Greenhalgh (CEO, National Shelter) at [email protected].

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing 7 November 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region including:-

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing Oct 31, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing Oct 24, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

New support service for people and communities impacted by flooding

New support service for people and communities impacted by flooding

The not-for-profit organisation Social Futures is delivering a new support service for individuals and communities impacted by this year’s flooding events – Recovery Connect.

Social Futures CEO Tony Davies said that the aim of Recovery Connect is to link people to all the services they need.

“At Recovery Connect you will meet your Recovery Linker, who will listen to your story, understand and identify your needs then either directly assist you or connect you to the right services,” Mr Davies said.

“You won’t have to keep re-telling your story to numerous organisations and the Recovery Linker can help in a wide variety of areas.

“This includes being able to link you to specialist counselling, financial assistance, legal advice, available grants, business and employment supports, mental health services and much more.”

Mr Davies said the service, funded by the NSW Government, will support anyone navigating services and grant applications.

“We will act on your advice and of course outline all available choices. We can be your single point of contact to services in your dealings with Government and non-government agencies,” Mr Davies said.

Recovery Connect can offer help with:
• addressing physical needs (including accessing furniture, food, clothes, housing services)
• accessing financial assistance (including applying for employment, business and housing grants), legal advice and financial counselling
• accessing mental health and wellbeing support
• dealing with practicalities such as replacing personal documents
* addressing post-disaster recovery (planning, insurance, legal etc)

Recovery Connect is available to anyone living in the local government areas of Lismore, Tweed Heads, Byron, and the Clarence Valley. You can contact Recovery connect on 1800 719 625 or [email protected]

Not-for-profit and government agencies can also refer participants to Recovery Connect.

 

Rental lists for week commencing Oct 17, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing Oct 17, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Everybody’s Home campaigns for affordable housing

Everybody’s Home campaigns for affordable housing

Everybody’s Home have released a Budget Position Paper calling on the Government to invest in 25,000 social and affordable rentals a year, and noting that the Abbot Government’s cancellation of the National Rental Affordability Scheme means Australia will lose 27,400 affordable rentals over the next four years, effectively cancelling out the Housing Australia Fund build of 30,000 new properties over five years.

You can catch the story on AM (at 3:10-6:40), in The Australian, and on MMM, and ABC radio news, and also catch Wendy Hayhurst from CHIA talking about how this can be delivered on the World Today.

To help amplify the message, you can post the story on socials (see some tiles below), and also give the Budget Petition another run.

Lastly, next week is the 20th Anniversary of Anti-Poverty week. This is a great opportunity to make the link between the need for housing and people’s experience of poverty.

Rental lists for week commencing November 21, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing October 10, 2022

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.

If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.

If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino / Kyogle / Tenterfield

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina – Greater Region NSW

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Lismore: Have your say on housing and growth strategy

Lismore: Have your say on housing and growth strategy

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans that will guide both the location and type of housing to support growth and recovery in the coming decades, and also to ensure suitable flood-free employment land is available for economic growth.

The Draft Growth and Realignment Strategy sets out potential growth areas across Lismore for residential, commercial and industrial land, as well as recommending a long-term planned retreat from the most high-risk flood affected areas.

The Draft Affordable and Diverse Housing Strategy identifies key housing data for Lismore and suggests measures that Council can undertake to stimulate additional affordable and medium-density housing projects.

Council is seeking ideas and feedback from the community to ensure Council is doing everything it can to facilitate the delivery of more affordable and diverse housing and ensure future growth areas are in line with community expectations.

Lismore City Council General Manager John Walker said there was significant community engagement with the Discussion Paper that Council put out in May, with around 330 submissions received that have informed the development of these draft strategies.

“There is a diverse range of views about how and where we plan and build for Lismore’s future, but the desire for more affordable and diverse housing came through loud and clear,” he said.

“We have now gone to the next stage in developing two key strategic planning documents that will guide both ‘where’ and ‘what’ in terms of future developments.”

Council staff will now check back in with the residents and other stakeholders to make sure our long-term planning is in keeping with community sentiment.

Drop in to speak to staff regarding the draft strategies at the following events:

  • Wednesday, 28 September between 3 and 5pm at the Nimbin Farmers Markets
  • Thursday, 29 September and Thursday, October 6,\ between 3 and 5pm at the Lismore Produce Markets (With additional dates at the Lismore Produce Market if requested).
  • Thursday 20 October to Saturday, 22 October at the North Coast National Show.

Or, book a place and come along to one of the following meetings:

  • Wednesday, 5 October, 5pm at the Caniaba Cricket Club, Caniaba
  • Thursday, 6 October, 5pm at the Clunes Hall, Clunes
  • Monday, 10 October, 5pm at Invercauld House, Goonellabah

To find out more, make a booking or provide your feedback online, visit https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/  before October 24.