As the region marks Homelessness Week, a new statistical snapshot produced by local service provider Social Futures reveals that the issue has become more pressing than ever.
It’s Wednesday lunchtime and the tables at the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre are covered in plates of delicious vegetable pot pie. About 80 hungry locals are tucking in, chatting happily as bowls of dessert begin to emerge from the kitchen.
October is mental health month and the Mullum Men’s Shed and the Repair Cafe have come together to work on positive mental health and completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course on Sunday.
After more than six weeks since flood devastation, the case for category C funding for parts of Byron Shire and Burringbar have now been signed off by the NSW state government.
While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.
A more effective response to the recent flood disaster could have been made for Byron shire, according to officials who met this week.
Over 1300 locals came and raised funds for flood victims in the Shire. The money raised will go to local flood victims via the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre (MNDC) that is connecting the Byron Shire community.
Organisers who provide around 100 healthy, home-cooked meals per week to those in need say they are urgently seeking donations to continue the service.
The case of two conmen who have been signing up unsuspecting ‘students’ to dodgy courses outside the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, revealed by Echonetdaily earlier this week, has been raised in federal parliament.
At least two men have been loitering around the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre touting a dodgy online course they claim will ‘help people get a qualification and improve their standard of living,’ according to the centre's manager.