The newly released Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.
The survey of Western Australians showed that 94 per cent of people believe that becoming homelessness can occur outside of an individual’s control, and 89 per cent of West Australians know that homelessness can happen to anyone. Two thirds of respondents agreed that no one chooses to be homeless (61 per cent).
The report shows that people are very concerned about the impact homelessness has on society, including perceptions of an increase in crime, violence and antisocial behaviour.
The Survey was conducted by Know L’Edge.
Download the full report here.