Manly and Chatswood to host homeless hubs

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service* (HPLS) will be in Manly next month, participating in a one-stop-shop that provides services to people who are homeless.

The Manly ‘homeless hub’ is scheduled for 13 March 2012. It brings together a collection of organisations who provide homelessness services, including HPLS, Housing NSW, Centrelink, Medicare, The Big Issue, and the Homeless Persons Information Centre.

A similar homeless hub is held each month at Woolloomooloo. Chatswood is scheduled to host its own homeless hub on 9 August 2012, while Manly will host a second hub on 14 August 2012.

The HPLS clinics at these hubs are staffed by volunteer solicitors from Corrs Chambers Westgarth

‘Many homeless people are often unable to access agency-based legal clinics. For this reason, HPLS provides legal services at these hubs to help some of the most marginalised people in our community,’ said HPLS policy officer, Louis Schetzer. 

Upcoming dates for the Woolloomooloo hub are 16 March, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 21 July, 17 August, 21 Sepetember, 19 October and 16 November.

Further information about these and other HPLS Legal Clinics in Sydney is available on the PIAC website.

Related story: Overwhelming support for homelessness charter 

* The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) is a joint initiative of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) NSW. PIAC receives funding from the NSW Public Purpose Fund to operate HPLS.

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