Homeless Persons' Week wrap up

on Monday, 26 August 2013.

HPW 2013 was a great success – we appeared to reach a larger and more HPW2013LaunchByCatherineLeo-10varied number of people this year.

We sent out over 140 merchandise ‘packs’ to organisations around Australia to assist them with their HPW events. We had a great response to the merchandise, with a number of organisations requesting our designs to produce their own.

HPW was launched on Thursday 1st of August at Wesley Uniting Care Port Adelaide by Senator Doug Cameron (federal Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Homelessness), with approximately 60 attendees.

Senator Cameron sent HA a letter of congratulations on the successful launch of Homeless Persons' Week.

 

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We had a great deal of media interest in the launch, with ABC News, Seven News and Ten News cameras there, as well as reporters from The Australian and the Adelaide Advertiser. We also conducted ten interviews as a result of our media release, and HA staff conducted dozens more during HPW. There were more than two dozen news articles specifically on HPW in the lead up to, and during, the week, with an additional dozen mentioning homelessness and housing.

Thank you to the people who have sent us photos and write-ups for their events this year. We are going to include a big HPW spread in our end-of-year magazine, so if you have any photos please forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.HPW2013LaunchByCatherineLeo-21

To help us better support you for Homeless Persons’ Week 2014 (and beyond), we have put together a short survey – if you participated in HPW (or wish you had) and want to give your input please do so! The link can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HPW2013

Be sure to mark Monday 4th August–Sunday 10th August in your diary for Homeless Persons’ Week 2014.

 

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