Anti-Poverty Week Highlights Aftershock Series – Housing Security
Fams is proudly working together with NCOSS and other key organisations on a subcommittee for Anti-Poverty Week, which begins next week (16-22 October 2022).
According to the University of Canberra, in NSW more than 1 in 6 children live with significant economic disadvantage and live below the poverty line.
We know essential place-based services like neighbourhood centres, youth centres and Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations, are soft entry points to early intervention and prevention supports and have been serving as critical focal points for vulnerable families to connect with the right support. This year, the focus is on strengthening support for these local, place-based organisations by advocating for increased and long-term funding.
In line with this, NCOSS has released their 3rd Aftershock Report: Housing Security. According to the research, the report estimates that homelessness has increased by around 10 per cent in NSW since the start of the pandemic as more people seek assistance for specialist housing services. You can read the full media release here
Pictured: CEO Susan Watson pledging to support action to halve child poverty by 2030.