Editorial: Let’s back the big Sleepout

Editorial: IT'S cold outside. And wet.

Emergency accommodation, like that car you might have arrived in or a friend's lounge if you are local, can be frustratingly cramped or temporary.

But that is not the worst part of being homeless.

Personal security is probably the big issue.

People with children need to be especially concerned about that.

Community worker Sean Connelly says funds can be raised to supply homeless people with swags, but they still need to be careful.

There is no escaping the vulnerability of someone sleeping without walls in a populated area.

Even comfortable camping is only fun for a little while for most people.

So let us give some thought to what is required for crisis accommodation, for people driven from their homes by violence or debt or even a simple, temporary inability to cope.

Let's support the 2015 Sleepout campaign.

Gympie Times


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