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 2020/21 STATISTICS

416 Young People
received brokerage support.

GENDER IDENTITY OF BROKERAGE CLIENTS 2020-21

FEMALE

219
52.6%

MALE

174
41.8%

NON-BINARY

10
2.4%

TRANSGENDER

13
3.1%

CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF BROKERAGE CLIENTS 2020-21

ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

211
50.7%

BORN OVERSEAS

87
20.9%

OTHER

118
28.4%

BROKERAGE DISTRIBUTION 2020-21

ACQUIRING
IDENTIFICATION

82

AMENITIES
ARREARS

0

BABY
NEEDS

38

CLOTHING

41

EDUCATIONAL/
VOCATIONAL

101

EMERGENCY
ACCOMMODATION

13

FINE
PAYMENT

0

FOOD
VOUCHERS

267

GROCERIES

33

LEGAL
SUPPORT

0

MEDICAL/
HEALTH NEEDS

84

OTHER

13

PHONE/
INTERNET

140

REMOVALIST
EXPENSES

74

RENT ARREARS
PAID

3

BOND
PAYMENT

7

HOUSING
SET UP

272

TRANSPORT
(OUT OF AREA)

26

TRANSPORT
(GENERAL)

103