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Community Meals in and around Frankston

Postby Noel Tudball » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:06 pm


Download the Meals List as at 23 September 2017 as a PDF file
Community Meals List - 23 September 2017.pdf
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Added:
• Free hot showers: Wednesday and Saturday nights

Also see Community Support Frankston’s documents:

The list will be updated as changes are received.
Note that some services may have relocated from their normal location due to the delayed Young St roadworks.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the organisations listed.
For additions/updates/errors, please send an email to SHAC3198@gmail.com - thank you.
THANK YOU to all volunteers and sponsors!

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Status report as at 1 September 2017:


Frankston Interim Meals Program 2017 Final.pdf
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Status report as at 21 August 2017:


  • The ONLY meals available in and around Frankston for the foreseeable future are covered in the above "Community Meals list"
  • It is important to note that many of the current meals sessions offer little opportunity for social interaction
  • SHAC's volunteer support of the State Govt-funded and FCC-assisted "Interim Meals Service" ceased on 28 June 2017 due to State Govt funding cuts (these were established following City Life's closure)
  • Following the closure of the "SHAC service" on 28 June, SHAC tried to establish a self-help meals service provided by diners themselves, but this has stalled - we remain hopeful
  • FCC Meeting 14 August 2017 (OM305) Motion 12.14 "Response to Joint Letter" (560 signature Petition) - provision of Meals Services:
    - FCC resigned themselves to these facts, with no mention of the as-yet still unpublished DHHS Report covering "transitioning diners to existing services"
    - essentially, FCC accepted the DHHS withdrawal of the "Interim Meals Service"
    - say that the current services provided by volunteers were better than putting all eggs in one basket
    Risk Mitigation
    A meals and social inclusion service that relies on a single provider is a risk if the provider withdraws. Although there were two providers (City Life and the Frankston Churches Community Breakfast) they operated from the one premise. When the premise was redeveloped and no alternate suitable accommodation found, both services had to close. This risk is mitigated in the current service where 5 different charities are distributing meals at various times.
    Conclusion
    The Frankston community is socio-economically diverse with an enduring legacy of volunteers actively engaged in programs that assist less fortunate residents. As meals services transition new volunteers have come forward to offer support; the newest being Sikh Volunteers Australia.

Status report as at 11 July 2017:

1. FCC meeting, 3 July 2017:
  • Petition with 560 signatures tabled by author
  • SHAC (& others) made verbal presentations on 2 motions:
    - Homeless count (13.6) - $20,000
    - Briefing with DHHS (13.11)
  • Both Motions passed
  • Future action uncertain
2. Due to State Govt funding cuts, the following meals services have CLOSED (removed from list) - they were the "Interim Meals Service" following City Life's closure:
  • SHAC’s Wednesday evening hot meals service at Leawarra House, and
  • Community Support Frankston’s Tuesday and Thursday sandwich lunches

Background:
  • 14 August 2017 (OM305) Motion 12.14 "Response to Joint Letter" (560 signature Petition) - provision of Meals Services: essentially, FCC accepted the DHHS withdrawal of the "Interim Meals Service", saying that the current services provided by volunteers were better than putting all eggs in one basket
  • 28 June 2017: The "Interim Meals Service" ceased and so did SHAC's volunteering at the meals services
  • March 2017: SHAC was advised that funding would be withdrawn at the end of June 2017
  • February 2017: Wintringham option - $350,000 of State Govt funding was given to Wintringham with the expectation that they would provide meals and social interaction opportunities by continuing the “Interim Meals Service” for Frankston people. This has not turned out to be the case. Their facilities are only for use by their own clients/residents. This includes the purpose-built freezer room - http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=290
  • December 2016 (revised March 2017): SHAC wrote our “Sleepless in Seaford: Report” - it provides interesting background information – http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=280

  • July 2016: State MPs Sonya Kilkenny (Carrum) & Paul Edbrooke (Frankston) persuaded DHHS to provide funds for meals so that SHAC (and other) volunteers could help a smallish group of people doing it tough
    The per weekly costs were:
    - $210 - State Govt (DHHS) - 30 x $7 meals from Frankston's Meals on Wheels kitchen
    - $55 - FCC - waived hall hire fee
    - $15 - extras (milk, bread, coffee, etc.) - volunteers, St Vincent de Paul Mt Eliza Conference Social Justice Group and the diners themselves! (They insisted on a donation box when they learned of the costs involved.)

We would be very keen to hear from other charities/organisations that want to get involved.

SHAC would also welcome the opportunity of a joint meeting of all 3 levels of government to discuss feasible outcomes.


Noel Tudball
SHAC Community Meals Coordinator
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Source (link to share to this page): http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=274
Also refer:
Emergency Accommodation:
SalvoCare Eastern (Salvation Army), 37 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston, (03) 9784 5050 (9:30am to 6:00pm)
After hours - Launch Housing: 1800 825 955

Free support & Internet:
Community Support Frankston, 35 Beach Street, Frankston, (03) 9783 7284
http://www.frankston.net/Homeless_in_Frankston.pdf
http://www.frankston.net/brochures.html

List compiled, but meals not organised by SHAC

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A supporter has created a petition - https://www.change.org/p/frankston-s-vulnerable-residents-need-your-support
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Frankston Standard Leader news article - 26 June, Page 5 - Thank you to Trevor, Kiel and Richard.
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Due to State Govt funding cuts, the following meals services will close from 30 June:
  • SHAC’s Wednesday evening hot meals service at Leawarra House, and
  • Community Support Frankston’s Tuesday and Thursday sandwich lunches
The closure of these sessions is very disappointing and stressful for all concerned.
We had hoped that compassion and logic would see the funding continue.

We have been provided with a list of the services that people doing it tough can be “transitioned to”:
    Quote from DHHS letter outlining their stated aim – March 2017:
    “The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to working with your organisation (FCC) in progressing the transition project to facilitate better, more sustainable outcomes for people who are accessing the current meals services.”
    Outcome
    : Withdrawal of funding and reduced services.
Their incomplete list contains no new services – and none of these is funded by government.
Information Poster - Interim Meals 2017.pdf
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Although the cancelled sessions were only ever meant to be an interim solution until Wintringham could fill the gap or City Life was able to resume, it has become increasingly evident that an ongoing service of this nature is essential – and not only in Frankston.

Over the 12 months that these weekly sessions have been hosted by SHAC, approximately 70-90 different people have attended, of whom 9 or 10 were homeless and/or living in cars.

Comments made in:
give some idea as to why SHAC and other volunteers want to see the sessions continue.

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Coalition Members:
  • St. Anne’s Parish Social Justice Group
  • Seaford Community Committee
  • St Vincent de Paul Mt Eliza Conference Social Justice Group
  • Residents of the Seaford Beach Cabin Park

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Re: Community Meals in and around Frankston

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Re: Community Meals in and around Frankston

Postby Noel Tudball » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:36 pm


See status report - 1st post at top of page



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Email - SHAC3198@gmail.com

Solidarity with homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.

Coalition Members:
  • St. Anne’s Parish Social Justice Group
  • Seaford Community Committee
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Residents of the Seaford Beach Cabin Park





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