Rural homelessness struggle deepens

HELPING HAND: homelessness services manager Trish Spark. The Mount Gambier-based welfare agency supported 520 homeless people in the past 12 months. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

MORE than 500 homeless people sought help from’s Limestone Coast Homelessness Service in the past 12 months, up 10pc on the number of clients the charity supported in the previous year.

The Mount Gambier-based welfare agency has released its annual report to coincide with National Homelessness Week and the figures reveal a lack of affordable housing and show drug, alcohol and mental health problems continue to contribute to homelessness in the Blue Lake city and wider community.

Between July 2017 and June 2018,


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