June 7, 2012
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has welcomed more than $1.584 million in funding announced by the State Government today for vital accommodation and support services in Kingaroy.
South Burnett CTC and Uniting Care Communities Kywong Women’s Refuge will share the funding:
“Homelessness is a complex issue and there are many factors that can lead to homelessness,” Communities Minister Tracy Davis said.
“The Newman Government is funding organisations across Queensland to help provide temporary accommodation for people who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
“South Burnett CTC and the Kywong Women’s Refuge run temporary supported accommodation initiatives that help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
“They are two of the 39 organisations from Coolangatta to Cairns and west to Mount Isa which will share in the total funding of more than $70 million over three years.
“This funding will help these organisations continue to provide specialist homelessness services to people in crisis and support those most in need.
“The Newman Government greatly values the support of the non-government sector to deliver these vital services and we will continue to work with them to maximise service delivery.”
Ms Frecklington said the funding was part of the State Government’s commitment to provide a range of support services for vulnerable people across the State.
“Local, community-based services give people hope and the chance to get their lives back on track,” she said.
“It’s good to see this local service supported, to provide help for people in our community when it is needed most.”
[UPDATED June 8, 2012]