Who are we?
The BCC team works with clients who are homeless but is also focusing on preventing homelessness and providing early-intervention services to people identified as needing assistance if they are at risk of homelessness.
Evidence shows the longer someone is homeless, the more difficult it is to assist them to stabilise their life and address issues of social exclusion. We aim to ensure people access the right support locally, when they need it and before they reach crisis point.
What do we do?
The Byron Community Centre Specialist Homelessness Service provides assistance to people in the following ways:
- Linking to the broader homeless services network.
- Providing appropriate referrals.
- Accessing material aid, where possible.
- Access to meals and other practical assistance.
Who are the services for?
People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness have to contact Social Future in Lismore www.socialfutures.org.au
If someone has an immediate housing crisis:
Call Link2Home on 1800 152 152 for assistance with gaining temporary accommodation in the short term.
For more information on Connecting Home visit http://www.nrsdc.org.au/connecting-home.html