Spotlight on homelessness

Stories from the Street contributor Peter Melling, photographer Alicia Gibbs and editor Shona Robertson.
Stories from the Street contributor Peter Melling, photographer Alicia Gibbs and editor Shona Robertson.

Co-ordinated by St Bartholomew’s House and other homeless service providers, the stories provide an insight into life on the streets and the circumstances behind people’s situations.

A Good Life co-ordinator and book editor Shona Robertson she hoped it would inspire more people to help address issues surrounding homelessness.

‘One person can and does make a difference,’ she said.

‘One small, simple act can have a lasting impact on our community. When you break the cycle of poverty for one individual, you affect multiple generations of Australians.’

Artwork by some homeless people is also included in the book, while homeless service providers are highlighted through images of their volunteers and resources.