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Changing perceptions of homelessness

The media has a significant role to play in the fight to end homelessness. By advancing accurate information about the real causes of homelessness, it’s easier to work towards effective solutions.

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Suze Metherell / Media advisor
[email protected]
0412 867 084

Victorian Homelessness Media Awards

The Victorian Homelessness Media Awards recognises and rewards outstanding reporting of homelessness.

The awards take place each year and are open to journalists covering homelessness and related social issues across four categories.

Media case studies

Are you looking for people with lived experience of homelessness for a media story?

As a peak body, Council to Homeless Persons does not deliver homelessness support directly to clients. However, our Peer Education Support Program (PESP) team are available for interviews on a range of issues related to their experiences of being without a home.

If you are interested in arranging a media interview with a PESP team member or graduate, contact our Media Advisor.

Collaborating on media stories

Council to Homeless Persons frequently collaborates with member organisations to deliver support for media stories.

If you are from one of our member organisations and you would like to discuss a potential story or media enquiry, contact our Media Advisor.

Media Guide: Reporting on homelessness

The media wields enormous power to change perceptions of homelessness. With broader understanding of the causes of homelessness, it’s easier for us to move towards real solutions.

Council to Homeless Persons has created a free, quick-reference media guide containing background facts and statistics, plus important ethical considerations in relation to reporting on homelessness.

Images for reporters

High-resolution images of our spokespeople for reporters to download and use in their stories.

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Jenny Smith /
CEO
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Kate Colvin /
Director, Policy and Communications

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