BROKERAGE PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

The Launchpad brokerage program is vital to the organisation’s work, providing financial support to achieve housing outcomes and other case management goals. In 2015, the City of Sydney committed to providing Launchpad with $200,000 per year to extend the brokerage program. As a result, Launchpad has been able to establish working arrangements with other non-Specialist Homelessness Services in the City of Sydney area to ensure wrap-around support for clients. In return, these partner agencies are able to access brokerage funds for their clients.

AGENCY ACCESS

Agencies who accessed the Brokerage program included:

  • Fact Tree
  • Bayside Women’s Shelter
  • Glebe Youth Service
  • Good Shepherd
  • Juvenile Justice
  • KRC
  • Lillian Howell Project
  • Mission Australia
  • Noffs Foundation
  • Oasis Youth Support Network
  • Reconnect
  • Shopfront Youth Legal Service
  • SWOP
  • The Crossing
  • Twenty 10
  • Weave
  • Wesley Mission
  • Youth Block
  • YWCA NSW

OUR 2019/20 STATISTICS

118 Young People
supported to enter housing.
114 Young People
supported to maintain housing.

GENDER OF BROKERAGE CLIENTS 2019-20

FEMALE

264
55%

MALE

180
38%

CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF BROKERAGE CLIENTS 2019-20

ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

224
47.4%

BORN OVERSEAS

106
22.4%

OTHER

142
30.2%

BROKERAGE DISTRIBUTION 2019-20

ACQUIRING
IDENTIFICATION

83

AMENITIES
ARREARS

3

BABY
NEEDS

59

CLOTHING

67

EDUCATIONAL/
VOCATIONAL

99

EMERGENCY
ACCOMMODATION

11

FINE
PAYMENT

0

FOOD
SUPPORT

551

LEGAL
SUPPORT

0

MEDICAL/
HEALTH NEEDS

125

OTHER

14

PHONE/
INTERNET

146

REMOVALIST
EXPENSES

57

RENT ARREARS
PAID

6

BOND
PAYMENT

5

HOUSING
SET UP

242

STORAGE

3

TRANSPORT
(OUT OF AREA)

17

TRANSPORT
(GENERAL)

221