Judy Hopwood was my guest today to discuss Homelessness in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai community. Judy worked as the former MP for Hornsby and set up the original Homelessness Task Force in Hornsby. Hornsby are pioneers when it comes to delivering outreach which does not make homeless people a collective group and puts the whole issue in the 'too hard basket' but works with people who are homeless as individuals who need tailored support. The Task Force now incorporates Ku-ring-gai and are addressing the growing concern of people looking for assistance in the Gordon area. The fundamentals of this research are transferable anywhere in the world, learning from each other.
Key for change is relationships and seeing all people as equal regardless of their circumstances.
Homelessness Task Force
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Fusion Community Care
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter City 2 Surf
Lucy's Sleep in your car fundraising Page
Chatswood Sleeps Rough - Lucy's specific fundraising page to come but please check out the initiative and join me if you can!
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.