Media Release

18 November 2018

Crozier: Youth Foyers Expansion

Sunday 18 November 2018

Youth Foyers Expansion

Under Daniel Andrews cost of living pressures are affecting Victorian families, businesses and young people.

There are around 4,000 homeless young people in Victoria and more than 50% are not involved in education or employment.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will work with stakeholders to expand the existing Youth Foyer program by establishing an additional site in Frankston.

Youth Foyers provide support to young people who are at the risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness but who are looking to advance their education or gain skills for employment. Foyers offer an integrated approach to tackling youth homelessness, combining affordable accommodation with training and employment opportunities.

The previous Liberal Nationals Government provided $30 million for the establishment of Youth Foyers in Glen Waverley, Broadmeadows and Shepparton.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Families and Children, Georgie Crozier:

“In government, the Liberal Nationals commenced the Youth Foyer initiative and we will continue to expand the program to support Victoria’s vulnerable youth and provide assistance toward their education, welfare and wellbeing.

The results speak for themselves with the success of Youth Foyers, and whilst Daniel Andrews talks the big talk he fails to tackle the reality of providing support to achieve real outcomes.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Frankston, Michael Lamb:

“We want young people to be able to have the opportunity to succeed to the best of the capacity and giving them support at this critical time will aim to do that.”