Homelessness Week 2021

Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. Homelessness Week is a national event, with events held across Australia during the first full week in August.

This year, Homelessness Week will be held from the Monday 2nd- Sunday 8th of August 2021.

The need to reduce and eliminate homelessness in Tasmania has never been more urgent:

Homelessness Week 2021: The Facts

AIHW: On Any Given Day Across Tasmania 2020

AIHW: Tasmanian Specialist Homelessness Serves 2019-20

Get involved

Events will be held right across Tasmania throughout Homelessness Week. Information will be added as events are announced, but you can stay up to date with what’s happening in Homelessness Week (and the housing and homelessness sector) by subscribing to Shelter Tas’ eNews.

Resources

We have created a number of resources to help you plan and promote your event. Please contact the Shelter Tas Team to access the #HW2021 resources which include:

Host an event

Hosting an event during Homelessness Week is a great way to raise awareness and connections within your community. You can also use it to build political influence to achieve change – for example by visiting your local MP or inviting them to attend your event.

If your organisation is holding an event for Homelessness Week in Tasmania and you would like to be included in the event calendar, please contact us.

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Media

With such a varied calendar of events in Homelessness Week throughout Tasmania, not all are suitable for media coverage. Please contact event organiser for details.

Upcoming events

Homes for All – Education campaign

Centacare Evolve Housing and CatholicCare Tasmania representatives will be visiting schools across greater Hobart to raise awareness on the topic of homelessness and explore solutions and actions to create change with students and teachers. Students from participating schools are invited to decorate large cut-out card houses with facts and statistics about homelessness in Tasmania. These will be accompanied by messages ...

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ACTION AUGUST

Glenorchy City Council are organising a range of events throughout the month of August, including: An art exhibition and art workshops at the Salvos in Glenorchy throughout August – based on the theme of ‘Window and Doors’.  Created by people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have lived experience of homelessness. A display and collection at the Glenorchy Library; collecting ...

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Glenorchy City Council Chambers, 374 Main Road
Glenorchy, TAS
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Ministers Launch Video

Our new Minister for Housing, the Hon Michael Ferguson will be launching our week of activities with a Welcome to #HW2021 video. Stay tuned...

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Hats for Homelessness

People who are experiencing a housing crisis amaze us every day by demonstrating courage, resourcefulness and determination as they work towards their housing goals. We’d love you to share in those attributes on your Hats for Homelessness Day. Wear a hat, give a donation, make a difference for homelessness! Talk to your colleagues or classmates and pick a day between ...

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Southern Tasmania, Greater Hobart, Australia
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Homelessness – ‘Everybody needs a home’

Anglicare's North West Housing Connect Team will be presenting 5 interactive Educational sessions to Senior students  at Marist Regional College in Burnie. Topic – Homelessness – ‘Everybody needs a home’ Monday – 1 - sessions Wednesday – 2 - sessions Friday – 2 session   *Private event, no media.

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Homelessness Week Morning Tea

You are invited join CatholicCare Tasmania Housing Connect Support and other services in the housing sector for a morning tea to mark Homelessness Week 2021. The event will include information on: • Current statistics and demographics of homelessness • How tenants experiencing difficulties are supported • Information about CatholicCare Housing Connect Support • Referral process for how your tenants can be ...

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Catholic Parish Office, 44 Margaret Street
Launceston, TAS 7250 Australia
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Homelessness Week National Launch

This year's national theme for Homelessness Week is “Everybody needs a home”.  There will be a national launch held via zoom on Monday 2 August from 11am – 12.15pm EST. Hosted by the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas, Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist, Equity Economics will talk about her report commissioned by the Everybody’s Home campaign: Nowhere to go: the benefits of providing long ...

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Vinnies Breakfast

St Vincent de Paul are holding a breakfast on Tuesday August 3rd from 7:30am-8:30am to raise awareness of homelessness in Hobart. There will be free hot drinks and breakfast pizzas available. Guest speakers will talk briefly of homelessness in Hobart; the cost of living game will be set up for people to participate in, this allows participants to understand how ...

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Legacy Park, Upper Domain Rd,
Queens Domain, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Clarence Talks- Homelessness in Clarence

Clarence Talks- Homelessness in Clarence   10-11.30am on Tuesday, 3rd August Find out all you need to know about homelessness in Clarence and what is being done to help our homeless community. This event is at the Rosny library and is a free ticketed event Event Link: https://www.liveclarence.com.au/activities/homelessness-in-clarence-clarence-talks/ Tickets can be secured here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/clarence-talks-homelessness-in-clarence-tickets-163287716957

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Free Registered Event
Rosny Library, 46 Bligh St
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018 Australia
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Unlocking the door to home.

Learn from services about homelessness in Clarence. Find out wat you can do to help in a practical way. Free sausage sizzle, hot drinks, hot soup and activities. This event is a collaboration between Clarence City Council, The Salvation Army and The Lions Club. If you would like a more in-depth conversation about homelessness in Clarence, please check out Clarence ...

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Clarence City Council Lawns, Corner of Bligh St and Ross Ave
Rosny, TAS 7018 Australia
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Launch of Hobart Helps Card

Join the City of Hobart on Tuesday 3rd August for the launch of the Hobart Helps card. Developed in collaboration with local service providers and people with a lived experience of housing stress and homelessness, this pocket size resource provides service provider contact details and a map to assist people find the help that they need. Free event, no RSVP ...

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Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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‘I Am Somebody’ exhibition opening

The City of Hobart Housing With Dignity Reference Group are pleased to invite you to the official opening of the second iteration of the I am Somebody exhibition on Tuesday 3rd August from 2pm-3pm. These personal and moving audio and photographic interviews highlight the strength and resilience of local people who have experienced or who still are experiencing homelessness. The ...

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Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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‘I Am Somebody’ exhibition

The City of Hobart Housing With Dignity Reference Group presents the second iteration of the I am Somebody exhibition. These personal and moving audio and photographic interviews highlight the strength and resilience of local people who have experienced or who still are experiencing homelessness. The opening will be on Tuesday 3rd August, and continues from Wednesday 4th August until Friday ...

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Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Children’s Homelessness Forum

This special Homelessness Week forum will be co-ordinated by the City of Hobart, Anglicare Tasmania, Colony 47 and the Youth Network of Tasmania. Featuring the Commissioner for Children & Young People and representatives from the Tasmanian community sector, the audience will engage in discussion about the future of co-ordinated care provision for unaccompanied children experiencing homelessness. The interactive forum will ...

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Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Palliative Care Homelessness Forum

Facilitated by Palliative Care Tasmania, key Tasmanian stakeholders, service providers and those with lived experience are invited to come together to brainstorm a set of nationally selected questions about palliative care and homelessness. The aim is to collate this information/barriers/solutions to formulate a national policy statement and recommendations for this area of homelessness. To register your interest please contact Gaylene.Cunningham@pct.org.au ...

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Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Salvos Breakfast New Norfolk

The Salvation Army will be holding a Homelessness Week 2021 event at The New Norfolk Rowing Club carpark at the esplanade in New Norfolk. The Salvos will be cooking bacon and egg rolls with tea and coffee. It will start at 7.30am on Friday the 6th August until about 9.00am. We are inviting people to come along and have breakfast ...

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Kingston Neighbourhood House

Kingston Neighbourhood House (KNH) will be launching the presence of Orange Sky Laundry at KNH on Friday 6th August 2021 at 10AM. Orange Sky will operate weekly from 11AM – 1 PM and we have invited Kingston Library to offer Literacy & Numeracy Support at 11AM – 1PM. Representatives from the local community, including politicians and dignitaries, and community service ...

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24 Hawthorn Drive, Kingston, Tasmania, 24 Hawthorn Drive
Kingston, Tasmania 7050 Australia
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YFCC Homelessness Week Luncheon

Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC) is a not-for-profit, community organisation that provides a range of services to young people, families and individuals in communities across the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania. As part of Homelessness Week 2021, YFCC will be holding a luncheon at the Argosy Hotel in Devonport on Friday 6th August. The aim is ...

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The Argosy Hotel, 221 Tarleton St
East Devonport, TAS 7310 Australia
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Homes for All – Event Launch

Join  Centacare Evolve Housing and CatholicCare Tasmania at Mathers House where they will be raising awareness about homelessness in Tasmania. They will be showcasing perspectives from students and young people and highlighting how their programs, wrap-around supports and approaches enable outcomes as we work with clients and stakeholders. Guest speakers include; His Grace, Archbishop Julian Porteous and CEO Centacare Evolve ...

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Mathers House, 108-110 Bathurst St
Hobart, Tas
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Salvos Sleep Out

The Salvos Sleep Out raises awareness and conversations around the lived experiencing of homelessness in Hobart while also raising money to keep the Street 2 Home Team operational. Street 2 Home is the only primary outreach service on the street and in the parks of Hobart getting people experiencing homelessness connected to services. This year, Salvos Sleep Out will encourage ...

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Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey St
Hobart, Tas
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Couch Wars

Couch Wars is an activity filled experience for youth in school years 9-12. The experience includes a sleep out with numerous simulation and game-based activities designed to education and generate discussions around poverty and homelessness. Participants can also contribute to solutions through choosing responses such as volunteering, preparing items for people experiencing homelessness or raising funds. Contact Ashleigh at the ...

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The Salvation Army Hobart, 180 Elizabeth St
Hobart, Tas
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