Project still in working Progress
Research on people living rough on our streets
The number of homeless people in Australia jumped by more than 14,000 — or 14 per cent — in the five years to 2016, according to census data which also reveals a “significant” increase in older women on the streets and a growing group living in overcrowded accommodation. Homeless people include those sleeping on the streets, in cars, at crisis centres and in overcrowded accommodation.
About 8,200 people across the country will be sleeping on the streets tonight, not including those in crisis accommodation or sleeping in cars or elsewhere.
The facts about homelessness: 2016
- Tonight 116,427 will be homeless
- That’s a 14 per cent increase in homelessness over 5 years
- Every day, 250 people are turned away from crisis centres across the country
- Homelessness increased in NSW, VIC and QLD
- There was a slight decline in the NT
Project – Crisis Resting Place
A Resting Place designed especially for people living rough on our streets. A place designed specifically for their needs. When people find themselves with no place to go , they can come have a clean shower, have a coffee and rest on a recliner up to 6 hours . A Place that never closes.
The purpose of this project is to end people living rough on our streets. 40 recliner stations . This means that for every 24 hours this place can cater for up to 160 people living rough on our streets.
Who is eligible to access the services
- Anybody living rough on our streets
- On entry every person is interviewed and has to answer a series of questions. This questionnaire is especially designed to assist every person through their experience as individuals.
- Each person will then have the opportunity to rest in a resting station up to 6 hours.
Facilities and assistance Available On Site – 24 Hours – 7 Days a week
- Shower and toilet facilities (all toiletries)
- Recliner Station to rest on up to 6 Hours
- Coffee Station
- Network of counselling support
- Drug and alcohol support network
- Immediate Safe shelter
- Food and nutrition can be supplied
- Safe storage for personal belongings
- Physical assault & victimisation ( counselling available)
- Harassment and physical assault ( Counselling available)
- Negative or low self-esteem (counselling available)
- Social isolation ( Life Coach and counselling available)
- Development of mental health and/or substance abuse problems ( mental health program )
- Assistance with employment and appropriate permanent housing .