It has been raised with me that there are also many homeless men. I acknowledge that. I do believe it is easier for men to find help and support and find accommodation that is suited to them. I certainly understand that many still need help.
The project on which I am working just might also be suitable for men. In fact, I am sure it is. However, as a trial project I am going to concentrate on finding a solution for women. If it is a success, other groups will be able to follow and copy the project.
It is not a “woe is me” women’s issue. It is a problem that faces many cohorts. It is just that I am more familiar with challenges in this group and am keen to work to find a solution. I would hope that it would work for other groups.
As readers will learn, it is a concept that has not been part of the solution in Australia. What if it works?
I am hoping to progress with a trial program. Just maybe, it will be an huge success for many groups. AT the moment it is a test and measure project.
The statistics on homelessness in Australia should be a national shame. I hope that the SOSEW project provides an inspiration to other groups to find ways of developing a solution to the problem. This article details some of the issues with homelessness in Australia. Click here.
We all have to work together to find a solution to this terrible problem. Young people too need to help – so that they do not become part of this group some time in the future.
I promise to work hard to see if the idea, which is based on an overseas project, will work for Australians.