Counting the homeless?

johnboy 1 August 2011 6

Joy Burch has announced an effort to count the number of homeless people in Canberra.

The ACT Government is marking National Homeless Persons’ Week with its most thorough count to date of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Canberra, ACT Minister for Community Services Joy Burch announced today.

“This initiative being carried out in collaboration with First Point, our Central Intake for Homelessness Services, will give us a much clearer indication of the extent and circumstances of people who are homeless and the conditions they are enduring,” Ms Burch said.

If you’re looking to get a low number now is certainly the time of year for it.

One also has to wonder how many couch surfers they’re going to pick up in the count.


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shirty_bear shirty_bear 9:49 am 02 Aug 11

How does the Census cover the homeless? As far as I can tell, it only gets delivered to homes …

Martlark Martlark 10:11 pm 01 Aug 11

The Census is conducted the same time of year each time. So the number can be compared between censuses.

Doc Dogg Doc Dogg 8:21 pm 01 Aug 11

johnny_the_knife said :

The last Census gave us a number of 1300, Census is about to be repeated. I know, lets duplicate that effort locally! Well done ACT government.

Make that triple the effort http://www.aihw.gov.au/homelessness/

Doc Dogg Doc Dogg 8:19 pm 01 Aug 11

johnny_the_knife said :

The last Census gave us a number of 1300, Census is about to be repeated. I know, lets duplicate that effort locally! Well done ACT government.

Make that triple the effort http://www.aihw.gov.au/homelessness/

Doc Dogg Doc Dogg 8:19 pm 01 Aug 11

johnny_the_knife said :

The last Census gave us a number of 1300, Census is about to be repeated. I know, lets duplicate that effort locally! Well done ACT government.

Make that triple the effort 🙂 http://www.aihw.gov.au/homelessness/

johnny_the_knife johnny_the_knife 2:36 pm 01 Aug 11

The last Census gave us a number of 1300, Census is about to be repeated. I know, lets duplicate that effort locally! Well done ACT government.

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