People are considered homeless when they are without accommodation that is safe, secure, appropriate and affordable.
Homelessness can result from a range of many factors including unemployment, poverty, cultural disadvantage, ill health and particularly poor mental health.
The Protocol provides a framework for interactions between Council officers, officials of participating NSW Government organisations and homeless people in public places.
The protocol states that a homeless person should be left alone unless:
They request assistance;
Services that can assist include:
Ph: (02) 4861 4847
Upfront Youth Services (Homeless service for young people 12 - 18yrs)
Ph: 1800 074 922 or email
Ph: (02) 4861 2753 or email
Link 2 Home (Homelessness NSW)
Ph. 1800 152 152
1800 152 152 (free call)
The Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Services (ISCTAAS)
Ph. 4274 3475 or 1800 807 225