Working towards ending homelessness in a generation
On any given night in Australia, 1 in every 200 people is homeless. For those aged 19 to 24, that number doubles. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 10 times more likely to be homeless than non-Indigenous Australians. They account for 20 per cent of the 116,000 people who are homeless across Australia.
The reasons for homelessness are complex and they are known. They include a lack of affordable housing, financial stress, family and domestic violence and a lack of access to appropriate dwellings.
It’s in everyone’s interests to end homelessness. Beyond social injustice, homelessness has a big economic impact.
PwC economic analysis shows Australian governments could save $250 million annually in health, justice and welfare services if the most vulnerable homeless people - that is, 55% of the homeless population - could be moved to accommodation of a social housing standard.
PwC’s purpose is to solve important problems and build trust in society. Given homelessness is one of the most important problems facing Australian society, we want to do more than raise funds - although we continue to do so across a number of fundraising events around the country.
We are applying our high end skills and working with others to combine our collective intelligence, pool resources and leverage our networks to drive action on this important social issue.
PwC is bringing together NGOs, philanthropists, the private sector and people with lived experience of homelessness to collectively change the system.
PwC Australia is a founding member of The Constellation Project, along with Australian Red Cross, Mission Australia and the Centre for Social Impact. We are working together to drive action and generate practical solutions for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.
Partner, Social Impact, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 8381
Director, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 5985
Senior Manager, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 3187