Maggie Brunjes, Executive Director of the Homeless Network, said: “Rough sleeping is the most harmful form of homelessness and torture that no one should endure. We are pleased to welcome Dame Louise to our annual conference. This is an opportunity to hear about the ambitious plans the ICJ must have to tackle homelessness around the world, and it is a very exciting opportunity for Glasgow and Scotland to be at the forefront of this programme in the future. The Adelaide Zero Project team will be at the forefront of the great global movement, lead by example and show what is possible, and pave the way for 25 other cities working to end homelessness on the streets by 2025, and then the last 120 cities to end homelessness on the streets by 2030. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian, the City of Sydney, the Institute of Global Homelessness and St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vincent`s Health, Mission Australia, Salvation Army, Wesley Mission, Neami National and YFoundations. We are committed to reducing homelessness on the streets by focusing on initiatives: “Homelessness is a complex social problem that cannot be solved solely by government – which is why we will invite the best and brightest in the front line and the community to work with us to find new ways to combat homelessness on the streets.” Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Social Housing Minister Pru Goward today signed an agreement with service providers and the City of Sydney to make Sydney the tenth city to join the fight against homeless streets. Together, the ICJ and Vanguard Cities will help determine the global response to homelessness on the street and spread learning and success to inspire others. The agreement also establishes a new agreement between the government and the City of Sydney on homelessness in the CBD. Then comes the dramatic disagreement between the two in 2017 over managing the birth of a homeless “tent city” in Martin Place. The theme of this year`s conference will explore “No False Doors,” a new approach that aims to ensure that every service that people come to is the right door for a quick response.
The goal is to provide assistance as quickly as possible to prevent people from becoming homeless or to resolve their housing situation. The conference will take place as Glasgow City Council has confirmed that a $23 million budget for homeless services will be managed through a new strategic alliance between the city`s Health and Social Care Partnership, the Homeless Network and front-line service providers. The NSW government has signed a comprehensive agreement to halve homelessness on the streets by 2025. The Prime Minister`s priority for reducing homelessness is based on the Vanguard Agreement. The NSW government signed the Vanguard Agreement in February 2019 with the City of Sydney, the Institute of Global Homelessness and seven non-governmental ORGANISATIONS partners who will work together to support the work done under the agreement. Today, the NSW government signed a comprehensive agreement to halve homelessness on the streets by 2025. Sydney is the tenth Vanguard City to join the Institute of Global Homelessness in the fight against homelessness on the streets. We are committed to working with our partners and the homeless sector as a whole to achieve our Prime Minister`s priority.