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Opinion

Some home truths about homeless services and funding

The Marshall Government’s homeless sector shake-up has stripped funding from a range of established city services. Louise Miller Frost explains how the system changed, and the impact upon her agency’s services, staff and homeless clients as winter approaches.

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‘Human shield’: Ex-Hutt St Centre chief cops flak for budget cuts

The architect of the State Government’s controversial homelessness reform – a former Hutt St Centre CEO – says he hopes that vulnerable people “won’t slip through the cracks” after millions in funding were stripped from his former employer and other agencies, but that “we also know that sometimes in our system these things happen”.

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Charity warns of homelessness funding cut impact

The State Government has received more criticism over its planned reforms to homelessness services, with the St Vincent de Paul Society saying the move will lead to more rough sleepers during winter due to a “significant funding cut” to the organisation’s crisis centre for men.