Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Should Take Time out to Think about the Homeless

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Should Take Time out to Think about the Homeless

Article excerpt

CURRENTLY there are more than 105,000 homeless people in Australia, 44,000 of which are under the age of 25.

Therefore we should pause to recognise the current Homeless Person's Week.

One in five homeless people seeking assistance are being turned away from vital, emergency accommodation services.

In modern Australia, these statistics are alarming and there is a lot of work to be done to fix this.

Homeless Person's week raises awareness of these figures in the hopes of gaining support for this significant issue.

After 25 years of working with homeless youth, I have witnessed first-hand, the troubles that these people go through.

For the third year in a row, at Youth Off The Streets we will be running our Lace It Up Campaign to raise awareness and funds for these disadvantaged youth.

As part of the campaign we are asking people to swap out their current shoelaces for our blue, #LaceItUp shoelaces.

The idea behind the campaign is that the dangers of living on the street are so prevalent that kids living on the street often do not have the luxury of taking their shoes off before going to sleep; they must be ready to move at any moment. …

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