Sunshine Coast Council has set up a housing crisis support hub at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Right now the Stadium is a one-stop shop for those in need with help such as:
? clothes washing facilities
? medical consults and flu vaccinations
? emergency meal packs and
? housing and financial advice.
Sadly, COVID-19 has forced some support organisations to temporarily close or reduce their service offering, prompting IFYS LIMITED to coordinate the establishment of the Sunshine Coast Community Hub at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
IFYS Executive Manager Community Services Vicky Meyer said there was already vulnerable individuals and families sleeping rough and in cars locally, but that there’s an increase in demand as a result of people losing their jobs to the pandemic.
“We’ve been contacted by people who have previously not needed to access these types of services, who are now homeless and sleeping in their cars,” she said.
“We encourage those who are doing it tough or sleeping rough to come and see us. We’re here to help.”
? HUB OPENING HOURS ?
The Hub opened on 5 May and is open three days a week (Tues – Thurs, 10am-3pm). Other support organisations include Orange Sky Australia, Sunny Street, Coast2Bay Housing Group and Unity Water.