Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS HOTLINE
The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free call: 1800 474 753 or TTY: 1800 010 222.

ASK IZZY
A website and app that connects people who are in crisis with the services that they need.askizzy.org.au

ORANGE SKY AUSTRALIA
Provides free mobile shower and laundries facilities. 
orangesky.org.au

FULL CIRCLE PROJECTS INC.
Provide assistance for people currently experiencing homelessness or at high risk of becoming homeless.
orangesky.org.au

FOOTPRINTS COMMUNITY BUS ‘SUZIE’
Provides a free mobile shower and laundry bus.
footprintscommunity.org.au

REDCLIFFE BREAKFAST CLUB
Providing meals to those who are homeless.
thebreakfastclubredcliffe.org.au

ENCIRCLE
Offer a Homeless Outreach Access Program (HOAP)
encircle.org.au

For more details on all services available, click the button below to see a Homelessness and Housing Guide.

The number of those homeless who are sleeping rough and couch surfing decreased under the previous Coalition government according to the 2016 and 2021 census data. However, these numbers are on the rise again due to the cost of living pressures and housing crisis facing Queenslanders.
I recently spoke in Parliament regarding homelessness and measures that I support to help deal with the cost of living and homelessness crisis we are experiencing. • Reduce Inflation, which helps reduce mortgage repayments, plus support business productivity and employment.

  • Train More Tradespeople
  • Encourage High Rise Development 
  • Promote Home Ownership – The Coalition introduced the First Home Super Saver scheme, the First Home Guarantee scheme and the Family Home Guarantee scheme, all designed to help first home buyers and single parents get into a home much sooner.
  • Release More Land
  • Reduce Energy Costs
The Queensland State Government has considerable room for improvement in its handling of public housing. Key areas requiring attention include:

By addressing these areas, the Queensland State Government can significantly improve its public housing outcomes and better serve its constituents.

Homelessness

The former Coalition Government had a very good record by reducing acute homelessness between 2016 and 2021. Homelessness statistics actually fell. So in the 2016 census there was 8,200 people that were homeless.  These are people that are rough sleeping, living in tents in 2016. In 2021 there were 7,636 so despite an increase in the population acute homelessness dropped.

People in severely crowded dwellings reduced in 2021. In the census there was 51,088 people living in severely overcrowded dwellings and after five years of the Coalition Government that fell to 47,895. People staying temporarily with others, referred to couch-surfing, reduced under the Coalition Government from 17,725 in 2016 down to 16,597.

The Labor Government think they have all the answers when it comes to this space but the reality is that since they’ve come in to office, homelessness has gone through the roof! That’s their record.

13 interest rate rises under the Labor Government means in middle income families, Mums and Dads paying off their mortgages, had seen their mortgages double under the Labor Albanese Government and everyone that rents has seen their rents increase.

Other Resources & Useful Links

Business.gov.au – 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm :  www.business.gov.au 
Services Australia Jobseeker line132 850
MyGov Helpdesk132 307
Child Support (change of circumstances)131 272
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service – Available 24/7 :  https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au1800 512 348
Beyond Blue : www.beyondblue.org.au1300 22 46 36
Lifeline : www.lifeline.org.au13 11 14
Kids Helpline : www.kidshelpline.com.au1800 55 1800
Head to Health : www.headtohealth.gov.au 
Emergency Relief – Find help near you : https://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/ 
National Debt Helpline : www.ndh.org.au1800 007 007
No Interest Loan Scheme : www.nils.com.au 
MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS & SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES 
Head to Health Service Navigation1800 595 212
(8.30 am – 5.00 pm,
Monday to Friday)
Headspace – Redcliffe07 3897 1897 | headspace.org.au
Brisbane Mind4Kids Redcliffe, North Lakes 07 3857 0074 | enquiries@youngmindsnetwork.com.au
IUIH Social and Emotional Wellbeing 07 3884 1999
Richmond Fellowship QLD new access 1300 159 795
Safe Space Redcliffe area Youth Space 0435 827 817 | SafeSpace@redcliffeyouthspace.org | redcliffeyouthspace.org
The Way Back Service Redcliffe/Caboolture1300 180 608 | thewayback@rfq.com.au | rfq.com.au/service/the-way-back-support-service/
Asha Redcliffe area Youth Space07 3283 8769 | asha@redcliffeyouthspace.org | allen@redcliffeyouthspace.org
redcliffeyouthspace.org/our-programs
Lives Lived Well Redcliffe1300 727 957 | info@liveslivedwell.org.au | www.liveslivedwell.org.au
CHRONIC DISEASE 
Team Care Coordination
Service Navigator 1800 250 502 (Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm)
brisbanenorthphn.org.au/our-programs/team-care-coordination-program
AGED AND COMMUNITY 
COMMONWEALTH HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM
Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au | Phone: 1800 200 422
Ballycara Scarborough 1300 272 222 info@ballycara.com
All About Living Aspley (07) 3269 1915 enquiries@allaboutliving.com.au
CO.AS.IT Bracken Ridge 07 3603 4685
Care Finder Program
Micah Projects – with a focus on Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers.
07 3029 7070 | carefinder@micahprojects.org.au
World Wellness Group – with a focus on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
0490 814 480 | carefinder@worldwellnessgroup.org.au
Community Queensland07 3510 2772 | carefinder@communify.org.au
Ozcare1800 692 273
Footprints Community1800 FOOTPRINTS | carefinder@footprintscommunity.org.au
Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (Queensland AIDS Council)

0435 009 653 | carefinder@qc.org.au

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