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8 December 2008

Insights into Ending Homelessness

On Monday 8 December, the City of Sydney and the Mercy Foundation co-hosted a forum for the homelessness, health and community services sectors in Sydney, with guest speaker Joe McGarry.

Joe McGarry is a visitor to Australia from the UK who has 40 years experience of homelessness. Twenty years as a homeless person in London and twenty years in management roles with UK and Irish charities that deal with homeless people.

 

At this forum Joe spoke about his life and experiences as both a homeless person and as a service provider. He spoke about what worked for him personally as well as the type of programs and services he has been developing and managing in more recent years.  

 

It was a valuable opportunity to hear Joe speak about his experiences and his success in developing new services as well as an opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

To read more about the forum click here.