This week, an extreme weather Code Red response for greater metropolitan Adelaide was activated by SA government from Monday, 14 January 2019 to Wednesday, 16 January 2019 but what does this mean? To find out more, click here to be taken to Human Services SA's Facebook page. This particular Code Red was activated as a result of the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting three or more consecutive days with an average daily temperature ≥ 32°C.
When SA government activates a Code Red response - partnering homelessness support service providers respond, with the aim of monitoring and improving health to people sleeping rough during extreme heat events. Services include extended hours for accommodation services, homelessness services staff actively identifying people sleeping rough and providing them with outreach services, including food, water and sunscreen.
The following homelessness support agencies have partnered with SA government to provide support during a Code Red in Adelaide and greater metropolitan Adelaide:
• The Homelessness Gateway Service can be contacted 24/7 on 1800 003 308.
• Hutt Street Centre (257 Hutt Street, Adelaide) - hours will be extended (7am-7pm)
• Trace-A-Place/SYC (135 Currie Street, Adelaide) - hours will extended to 7pm.
• Street to Home will provide additional outreach services to people sleeping rough throughout this period.
•Westcare/Baptist Care SA (11/19 Millers Court, Adelaide) will provide services during normal operating hours: 9am-3pm
Click here for further information on SA government's extreme weather Code Red and Code Blue responses for people sleeping rough in SA.