Homelessness Plan

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Thank you for all of the responses we received to help inform our inaugural Ending Homelessness Plan.

The Draft Ending Homelessness Plan has been developed using feedback received during the consultation and was presented to Council at its' meeting on Monday, 26 April. The Draft Plan was on exhibition for further consultation between 27 April and 26 May 2021 and is expected to be presented to Council in August.

Access to safe and secure shelter is a basic human right. We’ve taken the Hunter Ending Homelessness Pledge and adopted a Homelessness Policy Commitment taking action to end homelessness in Lake Macquarie.

Using evidence based, long-term solutions and a connection to our community, we'll work collaboratively with our community and local services to ensure people suffering with homelessness have the opportunity to thrive.


Thank you for all of the responses we received to help inform our inaugural Ending Homelessness Plan.

The Draft Ending Homelessness Plan has been developed using feedback received during the consultation and was presented to Council at its' meeting on Monday, 26 April. The Draft Plan was on exhibition for further consultation between 27 April and 26 May 2021 and is expected to be presented to Council in August.

Access to safe and secure shelter is a basic human right. We’ve taken the Hunter Ending Homelessness Pledge and adopted a Homelessness Policy Commitment taking action to end homelessness in Lake Macquarie.

Using evidence based, long-term solutions and a connection to our community, we'll work collaboratively with our community and local services to ensure people suffering with homelessness have the opportunity to thrive.


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  • Should we employ Housing First principles to support people experiencing homelessness in Lake Mac?

    by kmarples, about 1 year ago
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    Housing First is an evidence-based way of responding to chronic homelessness and rough sleeping.  Housing First means offering affordable housing to people experiencing homelessness as quickly as possible, removing potential barriers and providing the supports they need to avoid returning to homelessness for as long as supports are needed. Find more information on the Housing First Principles by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. 

    Case study: a housing model based in Camperdown in inner-city Sydney using Housing First principles. The program provides services that are tailored to individuals in order to help people transition to permanent accommodation and assist with other needs. Read the report by University of NSW, Sydney.

    Tell us what you think. Will this work in Lake Mac?

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