Putting a face to plight

Putting a face to plight
Putting a face to plight

STEVE Bond lives under the Estuary Bridge.

He has been homeless since October and knows what life is like for those sleeping rough.

�I�ve seen the young families living in tents,� he said.

�I�ve spoken to the people living on the streets.�

Mr Bond wants to be the face of the homeless in Mandurah and wants to champion their cause.

�I am the ambassador for the homeless,� he said.

�I want the Government to wake up to what�s going on.

�I want businesses to contribute to the vulnerable.

�I will be going to council meetings to address homelessness issues, such as washing and showering.

�I�m going to get straight into it � this is my calling.�

Mr Bond said his motto would be for people to get what they needed, not necessarily what they wanted.

He has been homeless twice in the past five years after he left his partner.

�I was a carer for my partner for 18 years,� he said.

�I raised two daughters, they are doing well.

�Now it�s my time to do something � to do my part.�

Despite his determination and enthusiasm for improving the plight of the homeless, Mr Bond admitted being homeless got him down.

�I go to church for comfort,� he said.