Brookfield Place Perth, will again be hosting the Mobile GP Soup Kitchen for Homeless Week from 4th - 8th August. In an effort to raise funds for Mobile GP the kitchen will be serving up a different bowl of hearty soup each day as created and donated by highly acclaimed Perth chefs.
Monday - Stephen Scaffidi (Sentinel)
Tuesday – Michelle Forbes (The Trustee)
Wednesday - Ralf Vogt (Crown Perth)
Thursday – Rainer Konstanty, the Heritage
Friday - Shane Watson, Print Hall
Popular Perth personalities will be volunteering to serve the soup each day, with comedian Famous Sharron kicking it off on Monday, 4th of August.
Mobile GP is a charity organisation that provides healthcare to the homeless and marginalised, and are collaborating with Homelessness Australia (HA) for this cause. Mobile GP has rapidly become the largest provider of healthcare to this community, providing well over 3,700 consultations to the homeless annually.
WA's burgeoning economy has created a growing community of middle class poverty and resultant homeless individuals. Some of Mobile GP's patients include former professionals such as engineers and accountants. The service prevented at least 1,020 emergency department presentations with only 33 referrals to emergency departments.
Each year, a week in August is dedicated to national Homeless Persons' Week, which sees a wide range of companies and organisations coordinating events that raise awareness of the issue, whilst helping to provide assistance to those in need.