Protest Sydney Homelessness Industry

Housing Affordability   On June 5th a showcase of the Sydney Poverty Industry called Sydney Homeless Connect will roll out its annual Roadshow at the Sydney Town Hall. For what many regard as “Charities” and “Not For Profits” – organisations which represent themselves to a caring but gullible public and a cynical but cooperative government as “providing homelessness services” – Sydney Homeless Connect is an annual Fishing Competition with the aim being to entrap as many homeless as possible in a cycle of being shuffled from one marginalisation industry monetiser to the other -to drive revenues for the industry participants.

Sydney Homeless call on the Federal Government to immediately cease funding the disastrous inefficient failed $600 million a year  “The Road Home” Program which aims to spend $6.6billion in ten years to halve homelessness -from a completely unquantified index figure. In the about two and a half years since The Road Home was launched Homeless numbers in Sydney City have increased dramatically, despite a flawed Homeless Street Count Methodology. From the outset of the Programs rollout in Sydney City service providers prioritised mental health clients who had recently been tossed out of the Mental Health System – The Federal Government then used The Road Home, a 10 year $600 million a year Homelessness spend, to house those chronic mental health sufferers and claim a reduction in Health budget spending.

Under the Road Home, the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) heavily resources NGOs to provide mandatory “support services” of highly questionable value to clients. Services include much “counselling” and “training” which in practice burden clients with time and travel commitments and merely lead from one of these monetisation processes to the next – Monetising the marginalised.

Under The Road Home qualified Real Estate Agents are also able to raise rents on low quality slum properties to the maximum level Government will pay, while subsidising ex homeless clients. In effect this componemt of The Road Home actually raises rents of private properties. By doing so the Road Home becomes a driver raising the bar of Housing cost.

Sydney Homeless will Rally in Town Hall Square to Protest the Sydney Homeless Connect event to Protest this calculated waste of billions of taxpayers dollars and call for an end to The Road Home. The $600 million a year saved could be used maintaining single parents in their full time capacity as carers , a $700million cut in the Federal Budget.

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A good old friend Jeff Gambin used to tell about the homeless man who offered Jeff his blanket thinking Jeff to be homeless. The simple gesture, common among rough sleepers, caused Jeff to found the most effective Homeless peoples service ever to operate in Sydney. Sadly Just Enough Faith no longer exists but thats another story.

As our  small team of  Sydney Homeless ( we”re homeless too ) do our rounds of our City we look in dismay as some of our homeless brothers and sisters sleep on footpaths & in doorways or where-ever they may be as tiredness overtakes them. A high proportion of them I cannot communicate with – or communication is so disjointed. I do Not know how to help if I cant communicate- & those who specialize in such support are often asleep or indifferent- I do know that if Im freezing in multiple layers of clothes & jackets,they are probably freezing too- at least I can give them a blanket.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP

COLLECT CLEAN BLANKETS : we will arrange bulk collection Australia wide.

Form a blankets4homeless chapter in your Town or City worldwide. Our Skype network can support all partners worldwide managing inbound cakls for assistance or reports of rough sleepers fron the public. We urge partners to work with orgs but not be used by NFPs to do what they collect gov & dinor $$ for without charge.

contact us @SydneyHomeless

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email: sydneyhoneless@letterboxes.org

HOW IT WORKS:
People seeing rough sleepers in public places call our Sjype based call center, giving location

Our blankets4homekess person takes the rough sleeper a blanket. At least they”re a bit warner.If possible our person will assist further.

blankets4homeless people willl accept goodwill donations which they may keep or put into the service ar their discretion

r blankets4honeless is simple & needs little to set up. We are homeless remember? Our version is simply a guy walkung the streets with a remivalusts trolley.Liaded with clean 2nd hand blankets. Backed up by an anon storage donir. And blanket donors. Its that simple

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Yes: I was away

Its true!! I left Sydney for a few weeks,which turned into a few months.A private matter.A young lady who lived with my family while at school had a heavily Brisbane flood affected house & a negative response from her insurer (I think the insurer was right too) . But our friend was stuck with the mortgage on a flood affected house she couldn’t live in. Oh,and the boyfriend who signed up for the house with her said I’m out of here. She had the presence of mind (or stupidity) to have him sign over his share to her.

Well, being the sucker that I am, I went & helped her rebuild for six weeks,I thought. Well, six months in fact. No she absolutely couldn’t afford to pay me.Yes she offered to. But thats why I’ve been away for six months…

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