National Homelessness Week is held from 7 to 11 August annually across Australia to raise awareness of homelessness and its impacts on our community. The City understands poverty, hardship or homelessness can occur at any time in a person’s life.
In recognition of National Homelessness Week 2023, the City hosted an engaging and informative talk from guest speaker Matt Vapor at Morley Library on Friday 11 August from 10 to 11am. Matt shared his experiences of homelessness and the accompanying difficulties being homeless creates in later life, with the aim of challenging and changing perceptions.
On Tuesday 8 August and Wednesday 9 August, the City's Hub Connector volunteers were outside Morley Galleria Woolworths sharing information on the City's Hub Connections program and distributing the updated Caring for our Community booklet.
The City of Bayswater is committed to ensuring community members who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness have the information they need to connect to free community services.
- Rough sleeping
- Stays in supported accommodation for the homeless
- Living in boarding and rooming houses without private facilities and security of tenure
- Heavy reliance on short-term stays in motels, hotels and other forms of temporary lodging.
The City of Bayswater is committed to working in collaboration with local service providers, businesses, community groups, and state and local government authorities to address local homelessness and offer the support people need.
This resource provides useful links to help those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Caring for our Community (PDF)
The City of Bayswater is committed to supporting positive mental health and wellbeing within the community, and has partnered with Mentally Healthy WA to promote the Act Belong Commit health campaign.
Mentally Healthy WA, based at Curtin University, has a webpage containing links to many helpful resources, including apps, books, guided meditations, magazines, online courses, podcasts and videos, to name a few.
City of Bayswater Mayor Filomena Piffaretti launched Hub Connections on Thursday 5 May 2022.
View the Hub Connections Launch at https://youtu.be/Lg9bccKHNDc