Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundation commit to reduce the homelessness in Sydney
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW. Mark Sutton PAYCE Head Office 2020-03-07
Brian Boyd – Managing Director of Sydney Apartment Developer PAYCE and the PAYCE Foundation contribute to curbing homelessness in Sydney.
Between the Bush fires which ravaged much of NSW over the Christmas and New Year period and with the whole country now in a state of lock-down due to the rising numbers of those suffering the effects of the global Covid-19 virus pandemic.
It has been a rough year for Sydney siders everywhere but nowhere rougher than on the city streets of Sydney itself.
Mr Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundation sign their commitment to reducing Homeless numbers on Sydney Streets
As a major residential housing developer, PAYCE CONSOLIDATED and their Managing Director Mr Brian Boyd were instrumental in the building of many residential apartment complexes throughout much of Sydney’s inner-city areas – This experience has created an awareness of the current challenges that surround the residents of Sydney’s communities.
PAYCE CONSOLIDATED’s Managing Director, Mr Brian Boyd stated “as apartment developers, we are committed to the development of residential communities that reflect the dreams of modern Australians to live in pleasantly social and sustainable communities.
“To this end we created PAYCE FOUNDATION which is committed to working with charities, professional providers and those dedicated social workers and councillors who engage with people at the front line lending assistance and aid for those experiencing social and economic difficulties.
“The PAYCE Foundation believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a rich and fulfilling life”.
Mr Boyd said “Many of the most pressing social problems facing society today are intergenerational. They require a coordinated approach from all sectors, government, non-government and the philanthropic”.
PAYCE's Partnership Model is designed to work with charities on some of the most challenging and confronting fields, including addiction, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and youth at risk.
PAYCE is one of Australia’s leading apartment developer companies, bringing to the table not just financial support, but the hard work of a dedicated team.
There is no better example of this than the Act to End Street Sleeping collaboration – a newly formed organisation that brings all the key sectors together to battle this blight on our modern society. This approach fits the PAYCE Foundation mission and we are delighted to have signed on as the founding philanthropic partner.
Developer Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundations philanthropic strategy
Mr Brian Boyd noted “The PAYCE FOUNDATION partners work in concert with charities committed to breaking the cycle of social disadvantage and trauma.
“The aims of PAYCE FOUNDATION are to support evidence-based programs and services. This requires us to have a broad understanding of existing service providers, best practice based on scientific literature relevant to each area of focus”.
The five areas that we focus on are: Addiction, Homelessness and Isolation, Domestic and Family Violence, Mental health, Disability and Youth at Risk.
Mr Brian Boyd added “These areas of action are often intrinsically linked and interconnected by a complex matrix of cyclical systemic disadvantage, which requires an in-depth knowledge of the complex societal issues arising from and influenced by the social inequality that permeates our society.
“Consequently, a depth of understanding is critical to PAYCE Foundation’s primary strategic objective towards helping to identify and build capabilities in our charity partners so they may increase their reach into the community”.
The PAYCE Foundation have developed a cohesive and inclusive philanthropic strategy that establishes a solid foundation of understanding for each focus area. We work with people who understand ‘what works’ and this allows us to bring significant and sustainable change to the lives of those suffering disadvantage and misfortune ensuring they have the best possible chance of success in avoiding these tragedies.
Mr Boyd concluded, saying “Too often, people suffering from addiction or homelessness don’t receive the help they desperately need”.
Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundation – Instrumental in an 'Act to end street sleeping'
At a symposium in May of last year, Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundation Director, Dominic Sullivan entered into a two-year agreement with ‘Act to end street sleeping’ organisation, pledging $400,000.
Mr Sullivan said, “working with the Institute of Global Homelessness as part of the network of ‘vanguard cities’ around the world, it is reassuring to be working toward a solution that address the deeply entrenched social issue of homelessness.”
“Clear evidence shows that to implement reforms that prevent homelessness can significantly reduce the numbers of those sleeping rough making definitive action possible.
“People facing a crisis, either domestically or personally, frequently have complex needs which must be identified and addressed early to give them the best chances of providing options that prevent them from becoming homeless”.
Memorandum of Understanding targets a Housing First Policy as key to reducing Homelessness on the streets of Sydney
The collaborative agreement known as the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ was signed by the NSW State Government, City of Sydney and the Institute of Global Homelessness to empower leading homelessness providers through a combination of preventative systemic changes and a housing-first policy to reduce the numbers of people sleeping rough on the streets of Sydney.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the agreement aims to: reduce rough sleeping in Sydney City areas and regional NSW by up to 50% by 2025 and ultimately work towards eradicating rough sleeping throughout NSW and the City of Sydney.
The Act to End Street Sleeping project intends to make changes to social services, justice and health systems, and mitigate the profound ripple down effects of intergenerational family hardship and welfare dependence.
With Australia’s homeless population sitting at 116,000 as of 2016 and approximately one third of those residents on the streets of Sydney and the number has been steadily increasing by about 13% every year since 2011. Mr Brian Boyd and PAYCE Foundation make regular contributions to social workers and counsellors working on solutions to this increasing social malaise.
While housing outcomes are an essential part of addressing homelessness, what is also required is an integrated and holistic program to alleviate this pervasive social issue.
Mr Brian Boyd said “At the PAYCE Foundation, we believe that real change can be achieved through a direct, person-to-person response in close collaboration with serviced provisions to apply a holistic systemic approach to homelessness and social isolation.
Founded in 1978, PAYCE has many years of experience in using a process of urban renewal and innovation to design and create communities which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The company has built up a reputation for building apartment developments and commercial precincts which integrate retail, residential and commercial developments within one area, transforming the way people use spaces to interact with the environment and each other. PAYCE is 100% committed to social equity and demonstrates this by providing sponsorship and other resources to industry initiatives, awards and local community groups.
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