New research unveils one in five Aussies worry about being able to put food on the table

Inflation, sky-high rent and rising interest rates are affecting everyday Australians with new research from Orange Sky revealing more than a quarter (27%) have had to sacrifice basic living essentials due to the crisis. One in five (20%) Aussies say they are worried about being able to put food on the table. 

Homelessness can impact anyone, and all it can take is failing to pay rent once, a rental increase, the loss of employment, or an unfortunate circumstance for the cycle to start. It means people who never thought they would be in a position of financial struggle, are reaching out for support.

Orange Sky offers free mobile laundry service for those experiencing homelessness along with genuine and non-judgemental conversations on shifts across Australia. This Homelessness Week (6-13 August), Orange Sky is encouraging Australians to register for The Sudsy Challenge, to raise awareness and funds for people doing it tough.

The Wire’s Aryana Mohmood spoke with Co-Founder and CEO of Orange Sky Lucas Patchett to find out more…

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Produced By: Aryana Mohmood

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First aired on The Wire, Friday 4 August 2023