Swags to change the lives of those sleeping rough in Bunbury

Access Housing’s Matina Aitken road tests one of the swags which have been donated to the In-Town Lunch Centre.
Access Housing’s Matina Aitken road tests one of the swags which have been donated to the In-Town Lunch Centre.

TO make life a bit easier for those living rough, Access Housing Australia have donated a number of swags to the Bunbury In-Town Lunch Centre as part of national Homeless Persons Week. 

Tenancy services manager Matina Aitken said the swags could make a big difference to the life of a homeless person. 

“These swags are light and waterproof and can be rolled up into a backpack,” she said. 

“For someone sleeping rough it can provide warmth and comfort.” 

10 of the swags have been donated to the centre worth $700. 

Access Housing chief executive Garry Ellender said there are nearly 10,000 homeless people in WA. 

“Homelessness has an effect not just on the individual but their family and the whole of society,” he said. 

“To this end we are donating the swags in Bunbury to give those who are homeless some temporary shelter from the weather.” 

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