NSW New Minister, New Secretary, New Hope?

Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones, NSW Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Disability Services and Mr Michael Tidball, Secretary, NSW Department Communities met with CREATE representatives and not only listened to young people with interest, but also agreed to engage further with young people through upcoming Youth Advisory Groups, facilitated by CREATE. Minister Maclaren-Jones and Mr Tidball […]

No Young Person Should Be Without A Safe Place To Live – Homelessness Week 2022

During National Homelessness Week (August 1-7) you are invited to amplify the conversation around the urgent need to ensure young people with a care experience have access to safe housing and supports. With no shortage of evidence on the need for young care leavers to have the option to access safe and suitable housing, data […]

What Does It Take To Demonstrate A Need? NSW – It’s Time to Make It 21!

The largest Australian care community resides in NSW – the only state placing vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by ending care placements when young people turn 18 years old. With over 1/3* of young people leaving care being without adequate supports or housing, and experiencing homelessness within the first year, how much is […]

June Advocacy Wrap Up

Welcome to the June 2022 advocacy wrap-up. What a month it’s been! We’ve got big news out of Queensland with the extension of placement support for kids in care to 21! It’s a massive achievement long argued for by young people with a care experience and so to see this across the line, everyone at […]

New South Wales, It’s Your Turn To Listen Up & Make It 21 For All Care Leavers!

NSW young people in out-of-home care are at risk of homelessness at their 18th birthday. The largest care community nationally, NSW young people remain the only cohort that are unable to access adequate supports and care to 21. In stark contrast, the Queensland Government’s weekend announcement of care and supports to 21 was met with […]