Specialist homelessness services
This report builds on CSI UWA’s previous work by presenting an analysis of homelessness in Western Australia and detailing the important systems and service initiatives that are on the ground now to end homelessness in Western Australia.
This strategy document asserts that homelessness can be solved through providing more safe and affordable housing, ensuring people’s incomes allow them to afford housing and other essentials, and providing support where needed for people to get into and sustain a home.
Aspire is a homelessness intervention involving more intensive case management for a longer duration than most programs which respond to homelessness. This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the Aspire program and social impact bond (SIB) in Adelaide, South Australia.
The overall aim of this inquiry was to develop clear policy directions for enhancing housing supports for individuals leaving institutional settings.
The '50 Lives' program pioneered the launch of 'Housing First' into the homelessness service system and onto the political agenda in Western Australia in late 2015. Fast forward to this final evaluation report, and the '50 Lives' collective impact program has supported nearly 300 people...
This report provides comprehensive evidence of the funding of specialist homelessness services, mainstream services and Aboriginal services, which assist those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.
Aboriginal homelessness: an Aboriginal cultural safety framework for the Specialist Homelessness Sector
This document responds to the priorities of 'Manan-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort' and the SHS Transition Plan. It is designed to assist specialist homelessness services achieve Aboriginal cultural safety.
Technical paper: Alignment of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the ABS Census definitions of homelessness
The purpose of this paper is to outline the alignment and differences in the definitions of homelessness between the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (the Census)...
The wisdom of women and workers: practice considerations for designing assertive outreach services for women experiencing homelessness
A critical assumption underpinning this project was that gender has a major influence on the experience of homelessness. Understanding women’s experiences and how they guide assertive outreach practice was therefore an important starting point in thinking about how responses can be gender defined, responsive, and...
This report contributes to the research and evidence base for ending homelessness using an ending homelessness model built around addressing drivers of homelessness, meeting the direct needs of those experiencing homelessness, increasing the supply of social and affordable housing and supporting the enabling environment.
This report outlines the story of what has changed for people, community and society in Melbourne as a result of Launch Housing's work over the past year, along with their understanding of what has influenced those changes.
Melbourne City Mission commissioned this research to develop recommendations for service and policy responses for young people experiencing family violence that recognises the distinct needs of adolescents and young people, and the ways in which they are more likely to engage and respond to services.
This report calls for early intervention and preventative approach to end homelessness for older people in New South Wales. The recommendations are based on a successful model that is currently funded by the Victorian government.
This report presents the research findings for the project 'Towards a Youth Homelessness Strategy for Victoria' by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute for Melbourne City Mission.
This briefing paper outlines key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) and how the NSW Department of Communities and Justice is responding to the evaluation findings.
This inquiry report recommends that Australian governments should work together to establish a ten-year national strategy on homelessness. The report contains 35 recommendations which involve a renewed approach to preventing and addressing homelessness in Australia.
This report builds on the Centre for Social Impact's previous work by presenting an updated analysis of homelessness in Western Australia.
How the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the fight against homelessness: a comparative study of Vancouver, Canada and Cambridge, United Kingdom
This dissertation outlines a comparative study between Vancouver (Canada) and Cambridge (UK) on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted homelessness and the provision of homelessness services.