It Starts With A Conversation | Weekly Wrap Up

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This week I attended a ‘Where Can I Sleep Tonight’ lecture, a part of ‘Conversations with the Archbishop’ series which dealt with the topic of homelessness in Victoria, and;

What is it like to be homeless?

Why is the situation so bad?

What can we do about it?




Wednesday 20th September, 7.30am It was an early start to the morning, listening to three very passionate and highly experienced professionals discuss the problem of homelessness in Victoria. They helped us try and understand some of the root causes of homelessness (from family violence and unemployment, to a lack of affordable housing amongst others) as well as the need for change and reform to enable a deeper understanding of how we can work towards addressing this growing issue.  It was also a way to show recognition to the vast number of compassionate people who wanted to assist but in a practical and productive way.

It got me thinking about the CEO Sleep-Out and how these events continue to raise awareness as well as money, to support services dealing with this issue. This year over $5.6 million was raised for people in Australia experiencing homelessness in 2017. One of our clients, Dr Elaine Saunders from Blamey Saunders Hears attended and gave an invaluable insight from her experience; Homelessness and Hearing Loss.

The key message though from attending this event that I cannot let go of was shared by Jason Russell who was once homeless himself. He spoke meaningfully about being invisible whilst homeless and his desire to be seen and treated respectfully…he went on to say that he cannot remember the moment that he lost his self-respect, but he certainly remembers when he found it. Wow.

Last year a city of Melbourne survey found there were 247 homeless men and women sheltering in the CBD, which is a staggering 74 percent increase in the last two years. We have an opportunity for more meaningful social engagement and it starts with having these conversations.

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Our top temps available from next week:

  • Niamh – an office all-rounder with a great customer service background, Niamh is available for administration roles, document management and front-of-house reception/office support roles.
  • Kathryn – an experienced EA temp with a background in the banking/finance sector as a business and office manager. Kathryn makes the perfect interim EA providing expert support to high-level executives and senior leadership.
  • Karin – a professional business and sales administrator with 14 years’ experience in customer service and creating efficient workflows, Karin is open to any temporary opportunities in a new sector and brings with her a background in HR, telecommunications and software systems training.

Until next week…..


Susie Rogers


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