06/03/2020

Reform is now underway to improve the state’s homelessness system, with the aim of reducing homelessness across South Australia.

Over the next 12 months, the State Government will consult and work with the specialist homelessness sector to design a new system that will better meet the needs of South Australians experiencing homelessness.

The reform aims to better provide service to:

  • Prevent people from falling into homelessness
  • Ensure people get the right support they need, when they need it
  • Rapidly rehouse people into safe, stable and long-term housing so they don’t cycle in and out of homelessness

The reform will focus on prevention and early intervention to break the cycle of homelessness, with the first stage of reform establishing a new consolidated advisory and advocacy service and a tender for the new service will be out this month.

To enable further reform, specialist homelessness providers will be given 12-month contracts to allow adequate time for engagement and consultation.

For more information, visit the ‘reforming the homelessness sector’ page.