This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with mental health issues.
There is very limited rough sleeping literature and what does exist has focused predominantly on men. This is one of the largest samples of women sleeping rough in Australian cities. From this sample, we are seeing that women who are sleeping rough have poorer health...
This report assembles the evidence from official statistics, academic research and other publicly available information about the lived experience of homelessness and housing affordability in Australia.
The development of the SHS Industry Transition Plan has provided an opportunity for the SHS sector to contribute to government’s thinking about the process, and the opportunity to identify priorities for future development.
Ending homelessness is within our means. Homelessness should be rare, the experience brief, and it should not recur in cycles of repeated homelessness. With the right measures in place, homelessness is preventable, early intervention achievable, and that keeping people housed is possible.
The 50 Lives project has made massive strides towards ending chronic homelessness in Perth, with the original target to house fifty of the most vulnerable homeless people met back in June 2017. This second evaluation report highlights the challenges of sustaining a tenancy after years...
This report presents twelve month social and economic outcomes for Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) participants against a comparison group using existing services.
This report outlines the results of the first set of semi-structured interviews and focus groups conducted with Intensive Case Managers (ICMs) and their supervisors.
Video from the 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’.
This report presents an overview of homelessness in Western Australia: its nature, composition, antecedents and consequences, and the policy and practice responses that we believe should be considered address it.
The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of...
Rough sleepers are the most visible population experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of rough sleepers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.
This important report provides an insight into the scale of youth homelessness in Australia and, perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of who these young people are and how they are impacted by homelessness.
Although the service hub concept is most commonly associated with deprived areas of the North American inner city, similar clusters of facilities can also be found in other contexts. In this paper, we conceptualise urban campgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand as small-scale service hubs for...
This strategy document sets the direction for the next five years, focusing on prevention responses that address the root causes of homelessness, and early intervention responses that will reduce the longer term impact of homelessness.
In the spring of 2010, with a close state election contest on the horizon, the leadership of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services both saw a chance to win political support for innovation in the youth homelessness sector.
This report contains the findings from an omnibus study conducted on behalf of Wesley Mission of what Australians' perception is of homelessness, its causes and the solutions to end homelessness, and our recommendations.
This report outlines the findings from an independent, longitudinal analysis, examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes.
This guide aims to unpack the stereotypical image of the rough sleeper as representatitve of the homeless population, and to contextualise experiences of homelessness within recent data.