Supporting rough sleepers: Homelessness Week 2017

Watch our video on Anglicare Victoria's work with the homelessness

By Chris Shearer

August 7 2017'Rough sleeping' is just that - rough. The streets are never a good place for a person to reside, but unfortunately the number of people for whom this is the only option has grown in the past few years. This week is Homelessness Week, which originally began as time where churches and missions held vigils for those who had died on our streets. Today, Homelessness Week is about raising awareness of homelessness and its surrounding issues. As part of this, TMA reporter Chris Shearer met with some of the staff and volunteers at the coalface of Anglicare Victoria's work with the homeless, and found that restoring dignity was central to the response. Watch the video below.