Boost for youth homeless services

Melanie Gibbons MP and Minister Pru Goward at the launch of the Premier’s Youth Initiative at Anglicare Liverpool.
Melanie Gibbons MP and Minister Pru Goward at the launch of the Premier’s Youth Initiative at Anglicare Liverpool.

Up to 40 young people in South-Western Sydney who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness will be better supported as they leave out-of-home care.

As part of the Premier’s Youth Initiative, run by the Department of Family and Community Services, young people leaving out-of-home care will be provided with support services including a personal advisor, education and employment mentoring and help in finding long-term accommodation.

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons has welcomed the announcement, saying it is a significant boost for young people in need across South Western Sydney.

“This initiative will contribute to meeting the Premier’s Priority target of increasing the number of young people moving from specialist homelessness services to long term accommodation,” Ms Gibbons said. “Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT will lead the delivery of this initiative in South Western Sydney, which is a great result for all local communities within the FACS district.”