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Forum to discuss Rotorua's homeless issue

A forum is being held at Rotorua District Council (RDC) this week to discuss the issue of homelessness in Rotorua.

RDC Night Shelter coordinator, Amy Duckett, said the Rotorua Community Night Shelter Trust is hosting the forum to identify the level and scope of the homeless problem in Rotorua and solutions to the problem.

“The forum will help establish what services are currently being provided for homeless people in our community, identify any gaps in those services and determine how those gaps could be filled.

“By the end of the forum, the trust hopes to identify a clear direction for future work and the commitment of ongoing support from local organisations.”

Mrs Duckett said invitations have been extended to community groups and organisations that have been identified as working with homeless people in Rotorua.

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