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Laidley Crisis Care Centre gears up for Homelessness Week

HERE TO HELP: Jodie McMaster, Suzanne Lazarevski and Toni Watson want to spread awareness of the work of the Laidley Crisis Care and Accommodation centre.
HERE TO HELP: Jodie McMaster, Suzanne Lazarevski and Toni Watson want to spread awareness of the work of the Laidley Crisis Care and Accommodation centre. Derek Barry

HOMELESSNESS is one of big unseen problems of the Lockyer Valley, but there is one organisation determined to fight it.

The Laidley Crisis Care and Accommodation Centre provides accommodation and other support services for people across the region needing help and LCCA manager Debra Massey said the problem is increasing.

"We want to see awareness increase that homelessness exists," Ms Massey said.

"I think it is a huge problem, we know of people sleeping in their cars and on the street, and it affects every age group."

Ms Massey said the service has gradually expanded its refuge services since she started with it in 2007.

"We began with two properties and now we have seven across the Valley," she said.

The partially self-funded service also provides food rescue services which gets disposable perishable food from businesses for disadvantaged people, and emergency relief which provides hardship payments and vouchers.

LCCA is the only service of its kind from Ipswich to Toowoomba and is hoping to attract wider support for its services.

Next week is Homelessness Week and LCCA is facilitating a stall outside Laidley Post Office on Monday from 10am-1pm and then outside Gatton IGA next Wednesday.

There will be a free sausage sizzle and items to give out as well as their volunteer dressed as a homeless person.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Topics:  homelessness laidley lockyer valley


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