Anywhere but a bed
Homeless Persons Week is an annual themed week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues.A ‘sleep out’ event was held during National Homeless Persons Week to raise awareness and highlight the difficulties faced by people experiencing homelessness.
More than 40 people from housing and support services, disability support services, youth and aged services and mental health support services attended a ‘sleep out’ organised by Peninsula Housing Network. Women’s Housing Ltd was excited to be a part of this event, Lindy Parker, Operations Manager and Veronica Hunt, Housing Worker were two of the many sleeping rough on Tuesday 5th August 2014.
“Without affordable and secure housing it is very difficult for people to have wholesome and healthy lives, to hold down employment, to participate fully in education and to engage in community life. Housing is a basic and fundamental human right and we should never lose sight of this,” said councillor Antonella Celi.