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Lucy Hood speaks on homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre on 2023-03-30

We’re grateful to the Member for Adelaide, Lucy Hood MP, for speaking on homelessness in Parliament last week. The issue is growing and it can’t be ignored.

As Lucy says:

“ABS data show that on Census night in 2021, the number of South Australians experiencing homelessness was 7,428 – a 19% increase on the 6,224 people identified by the 2016 Census.”

“But it’s important to remember that behind this Census data are real people: grandparents, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons.”

 That’s why Lucy shared an incredibly powerful story from Michael* – one of Hutt St Centre’s Aspire participants.

We encourage you to watch this speech and hear how the kindness of this community has helped Michael find homefulness. 



*While this is a person's true experience of homelessness, some minor details have been changed or omitted to maintain privacy. Thank you for understanding.