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State Government Tackles Homelessness

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The Marshall Liberal Government has launched a new system to help reduce and prevent homelessness.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink released the Future Directions for Homelessness paper, which sets a new direction for South Australia.

The paper aims to prevent people from falling into homelessness: Ensure people get the right support they need, when they need it, and rapidly rehouse people into safe stable and long-term housing so they don’t cycle in-and-out of homelessness.

Minister Lensink said the new plan focused on organisations working together to create better outcomes for South Australians, with around 75 separate homelessness programs in South Australia delivered by over 30 organisations.

The Government has already made a start on homelessness reform with the announcement of the new $3 million Housing, Advice, Advocacy and Engagement Service, to be operating by 1 October 2020.

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