How it's going - making a difference in the community
More than 100 people have taken part in the Street Guardians pilot.
Participants include people who are currently homeless in and around the central area as well as those recently housed through Housing First.
The pilot has been incredibly well received by both the participants and the community organisations involved. The initiative was so popular that many days were oversubscribed, with a waitlist in place.
One of the organisations that was most involved with the programme is the Tipping Point, a zero-waste recycling centre in Henderson. Street Guardians participants have been cleaning the store, fixing the bikes and helping out with upcycling projects among other tasks.
"We are consistently impressed with the team...the store looked remarkable by the end of the day. Customers and staff were all giving positive feedback. Thanks again for your help with this program, we are big fans." - The Tipping Point