Luna Park

Street count shines spotlight on rough sleepers

The first Street Count in the City of Port Phillip has recorded 91 people sleeping rough in the municipality.

Coordinated by Launch Housing, more than 100 trained volunteers canvassed areas across the City of Port Phillip on 7 February to count the number of people sleeping rough between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Additional counts were conducted later in the morning at key homeless assistance services in the municipality to assess people in hard-to-reach areas who could not be engaged in the main count. Those who consented to participate in surveys were individually assessed to enable Launch to prioritise a service response to those found to be most vulnerable.

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