Members of the community are invited to join a special Homeless Memorial Service on 21 June at Martin Place Amphitheatre to honour those who have died on the streets and in the shelters of Sydney in the past 12 months.

Held on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, the service hopes to bring our community’s attention to the need to end street sleeping, as well as the plight experienced by homeless people, especially during the cold winter months, when high numbers of deaths occur.

The Memorial Service is open to all members of the community, especially those affected by homelessness including victims, carers, family, friends, outreach workers, volunteers, health workers and community workers.

It’s also an opportunity to recognise the dedicated work undertaken by not for profit and faith-based organisations and members of the wider community in helping those sleeping rough on the streets of Sydney.