Homeless to get directions as they get off the train

ABOUT 650 people will walk past a new poster that directs homeless people to services that could offer them a safe place to sleep.

The poster was given a position inside the Bomaderry Train Station on Friday.

The position is normally reserved for rail travel related information.

The poster is part of a homelessness resource directory launched earlier this year by Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services and Southern Cross Community Housing.

It has a QR code that can be scanned by mobile phone directing the user to the Path2Home app.

The app provides information about local services such as support agencies, counselling, free showers, toilets, laundry facilities, food banks, free or low cost meals, food parcels or a bed for the night.

Southern Cross Community Housing CEO Marg Kaszo said the purpose of the app was to get the information out there and the train station was a good location.

“We know people with no plans get on trains and they land in Nowra with nowhere to stay.”

Transport NSW Train Link customer service spokesman Wayne Simpson said the information meant rail staff could direct transients to the poster rather than just evicting them from the trains.

To see the app, visit www.path2home.org.au.

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