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Where have all the flowers gone?
The Whitfields celebrate 60 years of marriage
Ettalong channel dredging starts - or does it?
Tesch calls for outreach resources for homelessness
Food drive sees Mary Mac's stocked well into spring
Koolewong reserve carpark closed
Residents meet with council over Umina oval security
CCTV installed free of charge
Council calls failed wharf applications 'excellent'
Wharf upgrade rejected
Pathway and amenities applications rejected
Association objects to 150m long metal fence
Two-storey units may replace end-of-life fibro house
Proposal to replace single dwelling with three units
Wales to consult client before meeting residents
Peninsula flooding to be studied
Tidal baths inspection may lead to remedial work
Committee will focus on waters around the Peninsula
Car park to built near Dark Corner boat ramp
Emergency dredging has taken too long - Tesch
Ferry services may start in four weeks, says association
Plan shows dredging as government responsibility
Council acts on dune erosion
Tesch seeks submissions on disability scheme
Ettalong home park has bake-off
Fire brigade benefits from bar sale
Fire near Blackwall Mountain
Renovations for retirement village
Presbyterian church receives heritage grant
Probus club receives grant
Mentoring program for young men starts in Woy Woy
Rotary clubs join to raise money for drought areas
Latest exchange student is from Denmark
Commendation for Bouddi architect
Belinda Neal fights party expulsion
Free English classes at church
Man charged over Killcare break-ins
Lions donate trauma teddies
Spike Milligan exhibition opens at library
Woytopia to be held again in October
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Pleas ignored by indolent council
Discovering the truth about disabled parking
Kerb and gutter in my lifetime?
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Two students given early entry to university
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Fun Friends program at Umina
Students learn about micro-organisms
Cross country placings
Umina school plans open day
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Five selected for pool rescue team
Woy Woy topples Gosford in rugby union
Soccer club holds fundraiser
Successful weekend at pool rescue championships
Junior clubs travel to Cardiff
Local clubs in winners' circle
Bowler receives long-service award
Charity bowlers raise $995

Tesch calls for outreach resources for homelessness

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has called on the NSW Government to urgently allocate outreach resources to help reduce the number of homeless people who are living on our streets.

"A tent community has been set up in Woy Woy, with those sleeping rough in need of acute services such as mental health care, drug and alcohol treatment and medical care, as well as a viable path to permanent housing," she said.

"I have been assisting vulnerable members of our community for many months and it is clear to me that we need more resources so that professional help can be directly delivered to people where they are living.

"Many of these vulnerable members of our community do not have any possessions, making it very difficult to start their journey to recovery and reintegration into society.

"If outreach resources were available, they would have a better chance of accessing the care and assistance that they need."

Ms Tesch said that she has met with local charity organisations, Family and Community Services and NSW Police to discuss this issue.

She commended the caring and hardworking people in those organisations who were focused on trying to solve this growing problem.

"I call on the Minister to allocate appropriate funding to ensure that the outreach services are available," Ms Tesch said.

Until more resources are allocated, Ms Tesch said she would continue to work with local organisations such as Coast Shelter, St Vincent de Paul, Catholic Care, Partners In Recovery and local Housing representatives to ensure that the best possible outcome for the local community were achieved.

"Local charity and government organisations are stretched to meet the needs of these vulnerable members of our community," Ms Tesch said.

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