I'm raising funds for Backpack Bed for Homeless
49,200 people will sleep rough on the street across Australia this year (ABS 2016).
Fact. There are not enough shelter and governments ignore the basic human right dignity.
20.4% increase in the number of people sleeping on the street across Australia (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).
Women aged over 55 are the fastest-growing group of homeless Australians (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).
1 in 201 Australians are currently homeless (ABS 2016).
In 2017-2018: 44,116 people requesting short-term or emergency accommodation did not receive any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)
In 2017-2018: 99,370 people needed long term accommodation but did not receive any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)
Nearly 60% of homeless people are aged under 35 years (ABS 2016).
In 2018 two homeless men were tragically run over and killed by garbage trucks - one while sleeping in a Brisbane City laneway and another while sleeping in Sydney.
Please help me raise funds.