What Sydney’s rough sleepers can teach us about accommodation services during a pandemic

By Melissa Coade

Thursday August 19, 2021

UNSW’s Chris Hartley, who was the lead researcher of the evaluation, said the government's rapid response was in itself impressive.
UNSW’s Chris Hartley, who was the lead researcher of the evaluation, said the government’s rapid response was in itself impressive. (Nicola Bailey)

A new report about how NSW managed temporary accommodation services for people experiencing homelessness in the inner city during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown offers some valuable lessons to improve the support offered to this vulnerable community group. 

When a public health crisis moves a government to introduce stay-at-home orders, what happens to those without one?

According to a newly released independent evaluation of the NSW government’s approach to providing temporary accommodation, the lived experience of people who were homelessness during Sydney’s first wave of COVID-19 shows that critical efforts to mobilise worked. 

Many people sleeping rough were protected from the spread of the virus, and…

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