When the Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local decided to prioritise action on the social determinants of health, this led to an innovative partnership that has translated into much-needed services for homeless people.
Karyn Walsh, co-ordinator at West End-based Micah Projects, said with the festive season came extra guests, sending power bills through the roof. ''We often find people without power after Christmas,'' she said.
Photo coutesy of The Courier Mail.
Dr Jim O’Connell has been honoured for his 27 years working with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Dr Jim visited Australia in May 2012 and spoke at the Homeless to Home Healthcare National Roundtable in Brisbane.
An Australian-first campaign to reduce homelessness has accommodated 167 people in just over two years, thanks to the efforts of South Brisbane charity Micah Projects.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Dr Bruce Flegg responds to a petition expressing concern about recent public housing reforms in Queensland.
The homeless have been given a helping hand with new multi-million digs opening at South Brisbane today. Common Ground, an innovative, supportive housing development at Hope St opened for business today.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will formally apologise to people affected by forced adoptions in the past. Mr Newman told Parliament he would make a statement of apology "to the many people affected by past forced adoptions".
There's nothing worth celebrating about the experience of being homeless. This week, however, South Brisbane not-for-profit group Micah Projects joins with Homelessness Australia and other Brisbane-based organisations to take part in National Homeless Persons' Week 2012.
For 18 months, Robert slept among the dead in Dutton Park Cemetery. Each night under the same tree, Bob, as he liked to be called, made himself comfortable with a couple of blankets he collected along the way.
Photo: Robert with Paul from Micah Projects at the 50 Lives 50 Homes Breakfast, Queensland Parliament House, December, 2010.
Brisbane's wet cold-snap has caught the city's homeless shelters and charities off-guard, with demand for blankets, sleeping bags, beds and rooms in shelters outstripping supply.
Photo: Naomi and Peter from the Street to Home team loading blankets donated by ‘Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy’ a group of women from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast who knit all year round and donate their goods.