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Byron Shire has the highest number of rough sleepers per capita outside Sydney and next week the End Street Sleeping Collaboration Connections Week will look at what assistance rough sleepers need.
Showers and doing a bit of laundry are an unremarkable daily event for most people. But for the homeless the luxury of a warm shower and getting your clothes clean is not such a simple and unremarkable experience.
Responding to concerns about rough sleepers and homelessness, local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and officer in charge of Byron police station, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe, brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis.
Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.