News

Hearing the voices of First Nations people

NULL

The Haymarket Foundation has a disproportionately high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders accessing its services. Roughly one in four clients identifies as being a First Nations person. Now the renowned Bourke Street residential rehabilitation program has a fresh focus on cultural inclusion and safety for this group. Two Aboriginal consultants have carried out an assessment of the Bourke Street…

Our doors and hearts are open

NULL

We’re not going to lie: this has been a really tough time for the Haymarket Foundation. But our frontline workers are thrilled to be back on-site around the clock at our crisis accommodation facility in Chippendale. (From Monday 13 September). We were closed for just over a week for deep cleaning, after one of our residents tested positive for COVID-19…

Making room for non-Australian residents

NULL

Twenty people who have no income and are not entitled to social security have been given a lifeline for the duration of Sydney’s second lockdown. The Haymarket Foundation is coordinating emergency accommodation, food and support services to help those who have become homeless and are unable to access other services – including international students, asylum seekers and refugees. These extra…

Temporary changes to our services

NULL

The Haymarket Foundation has temporarily suspended face-to-face service delivery at its crisis accommodation facility in Chippendale after a resident tested positive to COVID-19. The resident was infectious on-site between Friday the 27th and early morning Monday the 30th of August. The Foundation has been working closely with the Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit and the Department of Communities…

Making health care accessible and inclusive

NULL

Homelessness and poor health have been twin concerns for Tyler* for over two decades. Now in her mid-40s, she is in chronic pain after a botched epidural and is on valium to manage that condition – and methodone for her drug issues. In many ways, her health concerns are typical of people who have experienced homelessness and stay with the…

Making sure everyone counts in the Census

NULL

There has been a concerted push to record the true number of people experiencing homelessness in the Census. Staff at the Haymarket Foundation helped residents and other clients to record their data – and to put “none-crisis” when they were asked about their suburb or locality, to adequately represent their status as homeless. It is believed as many as 20…

Drop-in GP service for people experiencing homelessness

NULL

People experiencing or at-risk of homelessness will have access to a unique medical practice specialising in their health needs, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. In addition to improving health, the practice will work towards ending homelessness, by supporting patients to navigate systems which are often inter-related: health and housing. The Haymarket Foundation General Practice will be run as a…

How people experiencing homelessness are coping with lockdown

NULL

People experiencing homeless in Sydney are once again being afforded the opportunity to self-isolate in hotel-style accommodation during this second lockdown. For residents who are part of the Haymarket Foundation’s crisis accommodation facility, social distancing is being optimised with 10 residents being moved to nearby apartments with cooking and other facilities for independent living. Seven of our most vulnerable clients…

Unique health service for people experiencing homelessness

NULL

People experiencing homelessness will have better access to health care in coming months, with the establishment of a unique General Practice focused on their health needs. The first consulting room has been established at the Haymarket Foundation’s crisis accommodation facility in Chippendale, Sydney. Now the service has been given a boost, winning a generous grant from the Maddocks Foundation to…

Finalists in national awards

NULL

The Haymarket Foundation’s senior case management team has been shortlisted for a national award. The senior management team – Grace Rullis, Deborah Jurd and Dinsel Davies – are finalists in the HESTA Excellence Awards, which acknowledge the achievements of those in the disability, allied health, community and aged care sectors. The team’s nomination noted their innovation with the living skills…