Across Werriwa as across Sydney’s South West, providers like Mission Australia and the Salvos are seeing an increased demand for emergency and food relief.

“Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers can be a lifeline to those in need and there must be an adequate supply of frontline support services during these challenging times,” Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth.

To address this growing demand, the Albanese-led Labor Government has revealed plans to allocate over $14.4 million in funding for Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers across New South Wales for the 2023-24 period.

“As the cost of living rises, we do not want to see any members of our community left behind and denied the support they deserve,” Member for Werriwa Anne Stanley said.

“We are proud to continue to support our Emergency and Food Relief providers to ensure we build a strong and thriving Werriwa.”

This injection of funds will empower local Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers to enhance access to crucial necessities like vouchers, food, and clothing.

New South Wales will benefit from supplementary funding to ensure ample resources and support mechanisms are in place to tackle the escalating needs of households across Australia.

The investment builds upon a $114.8 million Government measure under the Financial Wellbeing and Capability grant program announced earlier this year.

Further information, including how to find an Emergency Relief provider, is available on the Department of Social Services website.

Photograph: Member for Werriwa Anne Stanley with Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth