Charities walk the breadline
Stretched and struggling charities at the coalface of Australia’s housing crisis are in desperate need of a $150m helpline to save a wave of newly homeless Australians pushed onto the streets by rising rents, interest rates and cost of living pressures.
Canice’s Kitchen opens door to employment and training
Canice’s Kitchen, an inner Sydney grassroots charity, connects with communities experiencing hardship, and for 30 years has helped individuals to manage homelessness or social exclusion. During Covid lockdowns, as with many organisations, they were forced to adapt their services so operations could continue. It was not straightforward, but they continued to safely prepare and deliver meals, and provide other vital services.
Allegra Spender MP Speech House of Reps
Canice’s Kitchen, in Rushcutters Bay, is a kitchen that provides free meals and clothing to vulnerable people. But also, importantly, it provides a growing list of support and training services to help vulnerable people in our community get jobs and stand on their own two feet.