The floating library

What do you visualise of when you think of a library? Maybe your local library, a building you regularly go to in your community. It’s probably not a 85 foot boat! In Norway however this is the local library for many remote villages.  Traditionally, the sea has been the main mode of transport along the…

Homeless by Michael Bell

We wanted to share a touching poem by a little known poet, Michael Bell.   The rain was pouring, thunder in the distance Her tattered coat offered no resistance I saw her walking, soaking wet Filled with anger and regret   Cast aside from all she’s known Living in a cardboard home I had to…

The unexpected homeless

Older women in Australia are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless. Lack of superannuation savings, unaffordable housing, divorce and domestic violence all play key roles in this sad trend. Following strong anecdotal evidence that a growing group of people becoming homeless in Australia are women aged over 55 there was a clear need that research…