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Coming of age: opportunities for older people under Supporting People

This UK report examines the challenges and proposes cost-effective solutions for Supporting People commissioners, their partner agencies and providers to meet the challenge of older homelessness. The report considers the extent of the problem, routes into and out of homelessness and offers creative solutions.
2004

Homeless Older Adults Research Project Executive Summary

Despite the increased focus on the homeless population in Canada, there is little empirical knowledge about the characteristics, circumstances, and service needs of older homeless adults. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of older adults who are homeless or at risk for homelessness in the City of Toronto.
2004

Challenges of cross-national housing research with older persons: lessons from the ENABLE-AGE project

This article discusses the cross-national project Enabling Autonomy, Participation, and Well-Being in Old Age: The Home Environment as a Determinant for Healthy Ageing. Cross-national, interdisciplinary research always entails challenges, while those involving person-environment research have not yet been reported much in the literature.
2004

Older People and Aged Care in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia

This Discussion Paper will increase the understanding of issues facing care services for older people in rural, regional and remote Australia and propose some options for ensuring that services are available locally and have a viable future. The authors believe that new models of services and support for rural and remote areas must be developed and supported.
2004

Homelessness among older people: A comparative study in three countries of prevention and alleviation

This report describes the genesis, design and preliminary findings of a study of the causes of homelessness among newly-homeless older people in England, Australia and the USA. The report concentrates on the Australian findings.
2004

On the Margins? Housing risk among caravan park residents

This paper is a preliminary review of a study being undertaken by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute: University of Western Sydney Research Centre and University of New South Wales, on the nature and prevalence of permanent residency in caravan parks in Australia and the risk of homelessness.
2003
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Research Update: Older People

An update on UK research being undertaken in a variety of areas relevant to homelessness and older adults. Resettling Older Homeless People, Older People in the Private Rented Sector, Care-Home Residents’ Experiences of Relocation, Older People’s Participation in Mental Health Research
2003

Evaluation of the HUD Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) Program

This is an evaluation of the HUD Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) demonstration program.
2003

Women and Homelessness: Innovative Practice and Exit Pathways

This paper reports on recently completed research on women’s transitions out of homelessness and the role of housing and associated support services in offering ‘independence’. It will provide an overview of the research and the outcomes in the final report. The research sought to answer the following questions: a. What kinds of housing and support services do homeless women utilize? b.
2003

Coping With Change: Comparing The Retirement Housing Decisions Of Older People.

As they age, older people are likely to spend significantly more time in their homes. Therefore the immediate surroundings and proximate environments play a vital role in how the older person adapts and copes with changes that occur with advancing age.
2003

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