Safe Night Space - 160 Hay Street, East Perth

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The newly formed City of Perth Council is committed to resolving homelessness in Perth as an urgent priority. On 3 November 2020, the City took the first step to address the immediate need for action with Council’s endorsement to develop a Safe Night Space (women only) at 160 Hay Street, East Perth as a two-year trial.

A Safe Night Space (women only) is a place where people can rest, access basic facilities, seek support and connect to services in a safe and secure environment. Safe night spaces improve the health and wellbeing of people sleeping rough and facilitate engagement with appropriate services during the day.

In February 2021 City of Perth Council awarded a tender to Ruah Community Services to lead the service provision of Safe Night Space (women’s only). Ruah Community Services Ruah Community Services has been supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create positive change in their lives for more than 60 years – leading innovation and delivering tailored, wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence, mental health issues and, as a result, needing legal advice and support.

The City of Perth and Ruah Community Services are committed to working together in partnership for this much needed service in the City of Perth. The service will be opening on Monday 31 May 2021.


How the space will be used

The Safe Night Space at 160 Hay Street will welcome women who are sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless. Most women will be welcomed through referrals from existing homeless service providers (day centres, assertive outreach teams, Royal Perth Hospital) and some spaces will be available to women in emergency situations including the WA Police.

The Safe Night Space will have a capacity for 30 people and managed by a staff ratio of two security and two staff members each evening. Staff and security are all appropriately trained and qualified and have experience working in support services.

The hours of operation will be from 7pm to 7am, 7 days a week. The service and facilities are not designed for sleeping so will not feature beds, however there will be comfortable chairs, couches and quiet spaces to rest.

Safe Night Spaces provide places for women to rest, be safe and receive referrals to day services. Through support and connections to appropriate services, safe night spaces can support women to exit homelessness.


Would you like to know more?

Follow this link to book a time to talk to one of our Community Project Officers over the phone, who can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

The newly formed City of Perth Council is committed to resolving homelessness in Perth as an urgent priority. On 3 November 2020, the City took the first step to address the immediate need for action with Council’s endorsement to develop a Safe Night Space (women only) at 160 Hay Street, East Perth as a two-year trial.

A Safe Night Space (women only) is a place where people can rest, access basic facilities, seek support and connect to services in a safe and secure environment. Safe night spaces improve the health and wellbeing of people sleeping rough and facilitate engagement with appropriate services during the day.

In February 2021 City of Perth Council awarded a tender to Ruah Community Services to lead the service provision of Safe Night Space (women’s only). Ruah Community Services Ruah Community Services has been supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create positive change in their lives for more than 60 years – leading innovation and delivering tailored, wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence, mental health issues and, as a result, needing legal advice and support.

The City of Perth and Ruah Community Services are committed to working together in partnership for this much needed service in the City of Perth. The service will be opening on Monday 31 May 2021.


How the space will be used

The Safe Night Space at 160 Hay Street will welcome women who are sleeping rough or at risk of becoming homeless. Most women will be welcomed through referrals from existing homeless service providers (day centres, assertive outreach teams, Royal Perth Hospital) and some spaces will be available to women in emergency situations including the WA Police.

The Safe Night Space will have a capacity for 30 people and managed by a staff ratio of two security and two staff members each evening. Staff and security are all appropriately trained and qualified and have experience working in support services.

The hours of operation will be from 7pm to 7am, 7 days a week. The service and facilities are not designed for sleeping so will not feature beds, however there will be comfortable chairs, couches and quiet spaces to rest.

Safe Night Spaces provide places for women to rest, be safe and receive referrals to day services. Through support and connections to appropriate services, safe night spaces can support women to exit homelessness.


Would you like to know more?

Follow this link to book a time to talk to one of our Community Project Officers over the phone, who can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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