[Hpn] Sleeping Rough: Down and Out in London and Sydney
Wed, 03 Oct 2001 13:17:20 +1000
(Australia's) Radio National
with Geraldine Doogue
On Tuesday 2/10/01
SLEEPING ROUGH: DOWN AND OUT IN LONDON AND SYDNEY
Imagine for the moment you are alone, you have no money, nowhere to
stay, and no food … in fact, all you have are the clothes on your back
… how would you survive?
Well, you might be forced to join the many homeless people who sleep
rough every night in the public spaces of Australia.
Broadly defined there are about 100,000 homeless people in Australia
who require, but can’t get, a permanent roof over their heads … some
rely on temporary accommodation provided by charities, others rely on
the kindness of friends … whilst a significant proportion – the people
we’ll be talking about today - sleep exposed to the elements, often
with nothing but a piece of cardboard and a blanket to keep them warm.
How do you think you’d fare if one day you woke up to greet the new
dawn in similar circumstances?
Guests on this program:
Postgraduate Student, UNSW; researcher on homelesness
Sells The Big Issue; slept rough in London
The program is available as a RealAudio file, for those of you who can
Unfortunately, a transcript isn't available.
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