Homelessness in Vic Park

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The Town of Victoria Park operates under Policy 113 Homelessness – The Town’s role. Under the policy, the Town aims to partner with homelessness service providers to connect people in need to services, resources and facilities that enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

In 2019, Town staff and representatives from the Supporting People with Basic Needs network began a review of the Homelessness Policy. In 2020, internal Town service areas and the wider community were engaged to contribute their experiences and ideas into the review. Over 320 people participated.

The review led to the development of a new Policy 113 Homelessness - The Town's role.

What's happening now?

Council adopted the new Policy 113 Homelessness - The Town's role at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 June 2020. View the Council report here.

A Homelessness Policy Implementation Plan has also been developed, outlining the actions the Town will be delivering over the next three years. View the implementation plan here.

How can I get involved and find out more information?

For more information visit www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/homelessness

The Town of Victoria Park operates under Policy 113 Homelessness – The Town’s role. Under the policy, the Town aims to partner with homelessness service providers to connect people in need to services, resources and facilities that enhance their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

In 2019, Town staff and representatives from the Supporting People with Basic Needs network began a review of the Homelessness Policy. In 2020, internal Town service areas and the wider community were engaged to contribute their experiences and ideas into the review. Over 320 people participated.

The review led to the development of a new Policy 113 Homelessness - The Town's role.

What's happening now?

Council adopted the new Policy 113 Homelessness - The Town's role at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 16 June 2020. View the Council report here.

A Homelessness Policy Implementation Plan has also been developed, outlining the actions the Town will be delivering over the next three years. View the implementation plan here.

How can I get involved and find out more information?

For more information visit www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/homelessness

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  • What is the extent of homeless persons in Victoria Park. What historical data is available.

    SteveHVP asked 3 months ago

    The ABS acknowledges that homelessness is not just a state of being without a ‘roof’ and includes people living in improvised dwellings, supported accommodation, a household temporarily, boarding houses and severely crowded dwellings.

    In the most recent Census held in 2016 it was estimated that 132 people in the Town were homeless across these different categories, with the majority of homeless people in the Town living in severely crowded dwellings. A survey of rough sleepers conducted by Ruah Community Services in the same year counted 11 people rough sleeping in the Town.

    More information on who is homeless in the Town and additional information on what the Town has been doing to date can be found in the FAQs.