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Hunter’s Homeless Get Connected

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today acknowledge the great work being done on Hunter Homeless Connect Day in a speech to the NSW Parliament.

Today, more than 80 Government and non-government services have gathered at the Basketball Stadium in Broadmeadow to offer access to free health checks, including eye checks and access to free glasses, immunisations, podiatry services, diabetes screening and more.

Hunter residents have also donated generously to provide bedding, clothing and toiletry care packs for both women and men.

The focus of Hunter Homeless Connect Day turns to the community and how we see those who are experiencing homelessness or those who are at risk of becoming homeless and how we can help.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“Today is Hunter Homeless Connect Day, an annual event that aims to link people in need to vital services.”

“Hunter Homeless Connect is a volunteer not-for-profit which coordinates the day and aims to help people who are experiencing homelessness, doing it tough or at risk of homelessness.”

“The event has been running since 2009.”

“This year’s Hunter Homeless Connect Day will allow people access to things like free glasses prescriptions and even screening and risk assessments for Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes, which if goes untreated can have serious consequences to one’s health.”

“These volunteers have worked so hard to make Hunter Homeless Connect Day such a success for nearly a decade now and deserve our thanks and gratitude.”

“Homelessness is a scourge on our society, and we must do everything we can to support those impacted by it, and everything we can to prevent more homelessness in the future.”