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‘It’s just heartbreaking’: Newstart recipients turned away from homelessness services

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Homelessness services are being forced to turn away hundreds of people every day, as they struggle to deal with a surge in Newstart recipients seeking help. The number of people on

Homelessness in NSW reaches ‘crisis point’

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Crisis accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney has almost hit capacity, new data shows, prompting calls for an urgent injection of social housing across the

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows. A report

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential

NDIS help arrives for Australians experiencing homelessness

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  A Sydney charity has developed a toolkit to make it easier for homeless Australians with severe mental health issues to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Independent

Five lessons Australia could learn from Wales on ending homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Homelessness is on the rise in Australia, and advocates say attempts to reduce the rising numbers have been fruitless. But Wales is treating the issue a little differently, and it

Changemaker

Run to reduce homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Keegan Crage is the founder of On My Feet, an organisation that helps people who are homeless get back on track through running. He’s this week’s Changemaker.        Giving a homeless

Jaden Smith celebrates birthday in a different style

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 13th July 2019 -  While big-name celebrities often mark their 21st birthday with a glitzy, over-the-top party, Jaden Smith has used the day to grow his work as a budding philanthropist.  Smith has

Homelessness campaign holds out hope on social housing policies

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th May 2019 -  Candidates are being cautioned not to underestimate the power of voters experiencing rental stress, following the launch of the first home-loan deposit scheme, which advocates

What is the one thing you would tell the would-be prime minister?

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Staff at Sacred Heart Mission share their thoughts on what the incoming government needs to know about homelessness. Homelessness has reached crisis point in Australia. One in 200

Youth homelessness crisis in the spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 -  Nearly 11,000 young people across Australia remained homeless even after seeking help from services, new analysis of homelessness data reveals. Council for Homeless Persons (CHP)

A letter to our would-be prime ministers

Chris Middendorp, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Whoever wins the next election, the time has come to take action against the dire shortage of affordable housing in this nation, writes Chris Middendorp, manager Sacred Heart Central.
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