In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events, including providing information on the importance of housing as a solution and educating communities on how they can make a difference.
The theme for Homelessness Week 2022 is To end homelessness we need a plan.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines homelessness as affecting a person who does not have suitable accommodation alternatives, and their current living arrangement:
A home is not just somewhere with roof walls and a roof. It is a place where people can feel safe and secure. Access to safe and secure housing is a basic human right but unfortunately many people in Australia live in temporary dwellings such as refuges, crisis accommodations or motels.
This definition of homelessness emphasises a lack of core elements of a ‘home’ including a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety, and the ability to control living space.
Realistically in Australia, most people experiencing homelessness are hidden from sight. They could be sleeping in a car, couch surfing or enduring the night on public buses. They may have shelter but no permanent place to make a home. These are the “hidden homeless”.
We are privileged to care for our clients. By working together, remaining flexible and by providing dignity of risk, we empower clients to achieve their personal goals. Home Care Package recipients have total control over the care and supports they receive.View Service
The Out of Hospital Care (OHC) Program is an NSW Ministry of Health funded initiative….View Service
Veterans Home Care can provide you with approved one off or ongoing services. Our team are fully qualified Carers who are dedicated to ensuring all VHC Clients needs are met. On receiving your referral, you will be …View Service
Be empowered to make choices. You’re unique. We know that. We take the time to get to know you and the little details that are important. We support your choices in how your package is delivered.View Service
The Assistance with Care and Housing Programme provides advocacy to eligible older people who are experiencing, or who are at risk of homelessness. If you, or someone you know is experiencing concerns with …View Service
At Carexcell our Lawns and Maintenance team are passionate about making your outdoor area look…View Service
Carexcell understands that not everyone has access to the services they need with just one provider. We are happy to work with your care organisation to deliver extra supports. Talk to us today about any of the services we could offer you.View Service