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Health, services and peer voices in the COVID-19 pandemic. A 3-part radio series capturing homelessness during COVID-19.

‘I have seen the PM on telly and he says he is speaking to all Australians but he has not once acknowledged or mentioned members of the homeless community’

If lockdown was difficult for people in their lounge rooms, reflect on how it might have been from the footpath! Were we really all in this together?

Homeless in Hotels Kelly Whitworth and Patrick 'Spike' Chiappalone

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Health, services and peer voices in the COVID-19 pandemic. A 3-part radio series capturing homelessness during COVID-19.

‘I have seen the PM on telly and he says he is speaking to all Australians but he has not once acknowledged or mentioned members of the homeless community’

If lockdown was difficult for people in their lounge rooms, reflect on how it might have been from the footpath! Were we really all in this together?

    Episode Three: The unknown is the hardest part

    Episode Three: The unknown is the hardest part

    Be taken on a personal journey through hotel accommodation and learn how the law affected the homeless community when it was illegal to be on the street. What options are there for people after the hotel stay? What are peers' and workers' final reflections?

    Episode Two: 10,000 beds

    Episode Two: 10,000 beds

    Episode Two of Homeless in Hotels is all about services. What opportunities and struggles did peers have accessing services in hotel lockdown? How did support workers adapt? We meet some new peers and support workers Sarah and Andy.

    Episode One: You could get it in the hotel

    Episode One: You could get it in the hotel

    In this episode we meet three peers who tell us what life was like in the hotels after living on the street or in insecure housing. They paint a picture of the day-to-day social scene and reflect on their substance use and mental health challenges during hotel lockdown. We also meet support workers James and Rosie who share their reflections on the hotel accommodation scheme.

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