Homelessness is a complex issue faced by our community. On Census night in 2016 there were an estimated 9,005 people who were homeless in Western Australia – sleeping rough, couch surfing or living in boarding houses, supported accommodation for the homeless or severely overcrowded accommodation.
People experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness can face multiple difficulties and often require access to a wide range of supports and services. The complexity of the issue means that it cannot be solved by one agency or organisation working alone. All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030 (the Strategy) is a whole-of-community plan, setting the direction for all levels of government, business and the community sector in responding to and preventing homelessness in Western Australia.
A copy of the Strategy is available for download. To request a hardcopy of the Strategy email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A printable Strategy summary is also available for download (can be printed up to A3 in size).
Action Plan 2020-2025
Released to coincide with Homelessness Week in August 2020, the Action Plan 2020-2025 is the first of two five-year plans that will drive the implementation of the Strategy and help achieve its outcomes.
The Action Plan 2020-2025 focuses on building a No Wrong Door approach to service delivery, increasing low-barrier crisis responses, ending rough sleeping and supporting innovation. It is also recognises the need to provide culturally appropriate support and to acknowledge the specific vulnerabilities of rough sleepers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and young people.
A copy of the Action Plan 2020-2025 is available for download.