It was good to see a wide coverage regards affordable housing. The situation is critical with so many homeless people living rough, living in their cars and, if lucky, some couch surfing.
Weekly I meet people, mainly women, who ask ‘do I know of any affordable accommodation for rent’? It is shocking that many of these women are in their late 60s or early 70s.
Homeless women in our region are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters who, owing to circumstances often beyond their control, are enduring a situation that is impacting on their health (mental), through social isolation and poverty.
The Bangalow CWA is launching Share The Dignity this month. We are calling on donations to make life a little easier. We want to distribute 60 to 70 dignity bags to women with essentials like shampoo, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, insect repellent, feminine hygiene and anything people can think of to bring some comfort to their stressful situation.
Any donations can be left at the Bangalow CWA rooms (between 10am–2pm weekdays and 8am–12noon Saturdays) and at the local Bangalow newsagent.