Department of Human Services

Code Red provides extra resources for people sleeping rough


Code Red activated. Extra support for people sleeping rough. Phone the SA Homelessness Gateway on 1800 003 308

The State Government has activated its homelessness Code Red in response to forecast extreme heat over the coming days.

Extreme heat poses risks for people sleeping rough due to their risk of exposure and the impact the heat may have on any existing health conditions.

The Code Red ensures there is shelter available for rough sleepers during extreme heat weather conditions. It provides more services for South Australians sleeping rough including water, food, sun protections and welfare checks.

  • In the Adelaide CBD, the Westcare Centre, 11-19 Millers Court, will open until 8pm on Thursday 18 January and Friday 19 January 2018.
  • Due to the extended high temperatures forecast for the Riverland, Code Red has been activated in that region until Sunday 21 January 2018.
  • The Life Without Barriers office on Crawford Terrace, Berri will be open until 7pm Thursday night, 18 January, for people sleeping rough to seek refuge from the heat.
  • Outreach services like the Life Without Barriers Riverland Assertive Outreach service will also be locating and connecting with people sleeping rough.
  • Red Cross is also operating its Telecross REDi service, a free phone service to check on people who have registered during periods of hot weather.

If you are experiencing homelessness and you need of overnight accommodation, you can call the gateway service on 1800 003 308 to arrange for shelter from the heat.

Page last updated : 29 Oct 2018

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