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Better Support for Homeless

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In the biggest shake-up of homelessness services in more than a decade, our most vulnerable South Australians will finally be able to get support that will see them housed and stay housed for longer.

Following extensive consultation and a competitive tender process, the Marshall Liberal Government that will deliver homelessness and domestic and family violence services across SA, including our regions.

The state spends more than $70 million annually on homelessness services equating to almost $200,000 a day.

The reforms will maintain homelessness funding and ensure we’re getting the most out of taxpayer dollars.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the Australian-first Alliance approach will see a strong focus on early intervention to prevent South Australians from becoming homeless in the first place.

“South Australians experiencing homelessness told us that that system was hard to navigate and wasn’t working for them.

The new alliances will begin delivering services from July 1, 2021.





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