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Statewide Code Blue activated for rough sleepers

2017-06-06

HSA Code Blue

The Code Blue emergency winter response for people sleeping rough is once again in effect, due to forecast very cold overnight conditions.

Housing SA, together with its non-government partners, is making additional accommodation available for extended hours tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

In the Adelaide CBD, the Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St, will remain open until 7am on Thursday 8 June to provide shelter from the cold to people sleeping rough.

Support is also available for people sleeping rough in regional centres. Local homelessness services in the regions are providing outreach services and connecting people sleeping rough
to emergency accommodation and other supports.

  • Port Augusta - Lakeview Accommodation Centre and Mobile Assistance Patrol
  • Port Pirie - Housing SA
  • Whyalla - Centacare
  • Ceduna  - Wangka Willurrara Transitional Aboriginal Accommodation Centre and mobile assistance program
  • Coober Pedy - Coober Pedy Homelessness and Support Service
  • Port Lincoln - West Coast Youth and Community Services
  • Mount Gambier – ac.care (Anglican Community Care)
  • Riverland - Life Without Barriers

For information on emergency accommodation available across the state call the 24/7 SA Homelessness Gateway on 1800 003 308.

The Code Blue ensures there is shelter available for rough sleepers during extreme weather conditions, such as storms, severe cold and heavy rain.

Outreach services like Street Crew in the CBD will also be connecting with people sleeping rough.

Code Blue was activated statewide for the first time from 1-2 June, and again on 3-4 June.

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