In an Australian first, Launch Housing is partnering with the City of Melbourne to provide a social worker to be based in the city’s libraries who will provide support to those experiencing homelessness. Libraries often provide a welcoming space for people experiencing housing issues and other complex issues.
Launch Housing Acting Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Naylor says, ‘Having a Launch Housing social worker based at libraries across Melbourne will ensure that people experiencing homelessness or with complex needs have the same right to the community’s resources as everybody else.
‘The social worker will also support library staff to understand the issues faced by disadvantaged people in our community.’
Based at the City Library, the Library Social Worker will also support staff across the City of Melbourne’s six libraries – providing training, support, and debriefing.