SYDNEY YOUTH HOMELESSNESS HUB

SYHH is a partnership with The Noffs Foundation and Weave Youth & Community Services which aims to support young people aged between 16 and 25 years old who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness in the City of Sydney LGA. The program aims to support young people to exit homelessness (going home) or sustain functioning living arrangements (staying home).

CLIENT GROUP

The client group for the service is young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as defined in the Service Package Description and SHS Practice Guidelines.

In circumstances where services will be provided to unaccompanied aged under 16 years (those who are alone without a parent or guardian), they will be delivered in line with the Department of Communities and Justice Unaccompanied children under 16 years accessing Specialist Homelessness Services policy.

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE

The geographic coverage for the service is the Sydney Local Government Area. In some cases this may include young people who are transient but with an association to the LGA.

SERVICE MODEL

The model of service delivery is built upon the pre-existing expertise of the Consortium Members. Launchpad Is the lead agency for the Consortium, the other Consortium members include WEAVE Youth and Community Services and the Ted Noffs Foundation. Members agreed to integrate the best practice in their current service provision to offer high quality services to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The service model will contribute to the four SHS program outcomes:

  1. People who are at imminent risk of homelessness are identified and supported to remain safely in their existing housing or to secure stable housing.
  2. People who are homeless are rapidly and safely supported into housing.
  3. People in crisis are provided with safe and secure accommodation supported to access stable housing
  4. People who are re-housed after becoming homeless are supported stay housed.

The service model includes:

  • A client centred approach that will place the client at the centre of service responses and be tailored to the needs of the target client group.
  • Collaboration with other specialist homelessness services, service providers and housing providers.
  • Delivery of the following core SHS service
  • Intervene early to prevent homelessness
  • Rapid rehousing
  • Intensive responses for clients with complex needs.

OUR 2019/20 STATISTICS

18 Young People
housed in 10 Launchpad-nominated properties.
560 young people
provided with support.

GENDER OF SYHH CLIENTS 2019-20

FEMALE

289
51.6%

MALE

261
46.6%

CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF SYHH CLIENTS 2019-20

ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

259
46.2%

BORN OVERSEAS

51
9.1%

OTHER

250
44.6%

AGE OF SYHH CLIENTS 2019-20

10-14 YRS

14
2.5%

15-17 YRS

73
13%

18-19 YRS

162
29%

20-24 YRS

281
50%

25-29 YRS

30
5.3%