The Case for Investing in Last Resort Housing – Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI)

SGS undertakes CBA of providing last resort accommodation, in collaboration with MSSI Extract A cost benefit analysis prepared in collaboration with Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne has found that it is cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough. The analysis found governments and … [Read More] The Case for Investing in Last Resort Housing – Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI)

Moving the Homeless on Does Not Make Them Disappear – Victorian Council of Social Service

Extract from an article by Emma King This is an open letter released by the Council to Homeless Persons on behalf of Victoria’s leading homelessness, housing and social service organisations. Until we join the dots between housing and homelessness, we will never solve the crisis. Recent coverage of the ‘shame’ of Melbourne’s homelessness focusses attention … [Read More] Moving the Homeless on Does Not Make Them Disappear – Victorian Council of Social Service

Language is Important When We Talk about Homelessness – Council to Homeless Persons

Extract Although we’ve thankfully moved beyond using the words ‘hobo’ and ‘dero’, we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to the language around homelessness. The media has a significant influence on both the way that the public perceives homelessness, and people who are experiencing homelessness. In recent weeks there has been increasing … [Read More] Language is Important When We Talk about Homelessness – Council to Homeless Persons

‘Growing Old’ in Shelters and ‘On the Street’: Experiences of older homeless people – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Homelessness among older people in Canada is both a growing concern, and an emerging field of study. This article reports thematic results of qualitative interviews with 40 people aged 46 to 75, carried out as part of a mixed-methods study of older people who are homeless in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Our participants included people … [Read More] ‘Growing Old’ in Shelters and ‘On the Street’: Experiences of older homeless people – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

The New Benefit Cap will Not only Make People Poorer – It will harm their health – The Conversation (UK)

Extract from an article by Aaron Reeves, Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Poverty and Inequality, London School of Economics and Political Science, Emma Baker, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide and Rebecca Bentley, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne For many families living … [Read More] The New Benefit Cap will Not only Make People Poorer – It will harm their health – The Conversation (UK)

Push to House Melbourne’s Homeless in Vacant Offices to Tackle Housing Crisis – ABC News

Extract from an article by Guy Stayner A property developer is keen to tackle Melbourne’s shortage of crisis accommodation by housing the homeless in vacant office buildings, and the idea has the support of welfare agencies. Key points: Pop-up crisis accommodation touted as option for welfare groups Empty offices would be partitioned to create rooms … [Read More] Push to House Melbourne’s Homeless in Vacant Offices to Tackle Housing Crisis – ABC News

Nowhere to Lay Their Heads: Homeless in Melbourne – Social Policy Connections

Extract A visitor to the city of Melbourne would be struck by its apparent affluence, with its wide leafy green streets, elegant aging buildings, bustling city district, vibrant street life, and cafes. Yet beneath that veneer of prosperity is a subculture of homelessness shrouded in addiction, mental health, poverty, and despair. In 2008, the former … [Read More] Nowhere to Lay Their Heads: Homeless in Melbourne – Social Policy Connections

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