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Many services will not work with higher needs

Many services will not work with higher needs/higher risk vulnerabilities, but they don't meet statutory criteria. Putting individuals and communities at risk of harm. 

Withdrawal of partner agencies

Withdrawal of partner agencies particularly social services/mental health

Statutory services only work with substantial needs

Statutory services only work with critical/substantial clients. Many vulnerable people do not seem to meet this criteria. Funding cuts and reduced non-statutory services mean there is nowhere for those people to go. 

Increasing gap in service provision

Increasing gap in service provision as services are cut or commissioned more strictly. 

Services being reduced

Because services are being reduced, the services that do remain end up picking up the higher need clients. No services for medium/low needs and services ill-equipped to work with all high needs clients. 

Homeless people having higher needs

Homeless people having higher needs/demands

Access to services

Access to services in rural areas - local "hubs" can have higher costs associated - transport is poor - why should people have to travel for excessive distances? 

Housing supply

Bedroom (occupancy) tax means 1-2 bed properties in high demand. Therefore, limited supply for people who are homeless or moving out of supported housing. 

Supported housing capacity

Supported housing capacity reduced because beds are blocked as limited supply of 1-2 bed properties in community to move on to. 

Move-on accommodation for homeless

Lack of move-on accommodation for homeless residents. 


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