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Sydney shelters struggle with homeless spike

Sydney shelters struggle with homeless spike (Refuge / Emergency Accommodation)

by administrator @, Friday, June 19, 2009, 15:19

Despite the economy narrowly avoiding a technical recession, homeless shelters in Sydney are reporting that the situation is getting worse, not better.

One centre says there has been a 50 per cent increase in demand for housing and employment support since October last year.

These experiences are reflected in the latest ACOSS survey which has reported a 19 per cent increase in demand for community services and more disturbingly, a 17 per cent increase in the number of people being turned away.

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/05/2590538.htm?site=news


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