Services impacted as the coronavirus pandemic hits homeless community
States and territories across Australia have put in measures to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, specifically throughout lockdown periods.
Data shows that during the last year, an estimated 424 people sleeping rough on Australian streets have died.
What happens to the homeless after a lockdown and has the pandemic exacerbated the issue?
Produced By: Tia Ewen
Featured In Story: Alex – 19 year old trans female currently experiencing homelessness, Amy Lanham – Communications Manager for Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, and David Pearson – CEO of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness
First aired on The Wire, Friday, 3 September 2021