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Services for rough sleepers overhauled

Services for rough sleepers overhauled

By David Schout Grassroots homeless charities are to be linked with established housing services under a new City of Melbourne initiative to ensure well-intentioned goodwill is better harnessed in the city. As the city looks to combat an increase in people experiencing homelessness, a number of “pop-up” volunteer services have been founded in recent years.

10 tonnes of rubbish!

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle claims the council has this year collected nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish left behind by rough sleepers. Speaking on May 4, Cr Doyle said the council had also increased its staffing levels to deal with homelessness on CBD streets. “This year alone, we have collected 9700 kg (9.7 tonnes) of discarded

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