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The Meaning of Home: a chimerical concept or a legal challenge?

This article shall discuss the meanings of home which have evolved from interdisciplinary research. For the purposes of this discussion these values of home have been grouped into four broad categories: home as a physical structure, home as territory, home as a means of identity and self-identity for its occupiers, and home as a social and cultural phenomenon.
2002

The Housing and Other Service Needs of Recently Arrived Immigrants

This research has considered the use of housing and other services by recent immigrants to Australia. It has focussed on the relationship between housing, and housing assistance measures, and the use of other services by recent immigrants, as well as measures of their quality of life, vulnerability and satisfaction with Australia.
2002

Older Homeless Women: Beneath the Safety Net

The older homeless have been termed "America's untouchables". Women are largely invisible, with the exception of the rare "shopping bag lady" sheltering in the doorway of an office building. In spite of being an inaccurate generalization, this prominent conceptualization endures.
2002

Rural Cooperative Housing for Older Adults: An Emerging Challenge for Extension Educators

As the American population continues to age, identifying alternative housing options for older Americans, particularly those who wish to remain in rural communities, will pose a challenge to families and community leaders. This article presents findings of a survey of residents of seven rural housing cooperatives oriented toward serving older residents.
2001

Our Common House: Using the Built Environment to Develop Supportive Communities

An examination of cohousing requires understanding its model. Of particular interest is finding out whether and to what extent the physical patterns of cohousing communities contribute to advance residents toward more sustainable and socially healthier living.
2001

The Achievements of a Multiservice Project for Older Homeless People

The aim of this article is to assess the ways in which older homeless people can be helped to return to more conventional accommodation and lives.
2000

Living on the Edge: Women, Poverty and Homelessness in Canada

Women's homelessness is often "invisible" as women rely on their domestic and sexual roles as a strategy to avoid shelters, such as taking up temporary residences in short-term sexual relationships.
2000

Policy and service responses to rough sleeping among older people

Rough sleeping in Britain has a long history, and interventions have alternated between legal sanctions and humanitarian concern. This paper critically examines recent changes in homeless policies and services, with particular reference to the needs of older people who sleep rough. The characteristics and problems of the group are first described.
2000

Collaborating With Elderly End Users in the Design Process

This paper presents a study involving elderly end-users into the design process by means of participatory design sessions. In these sessions, the expertise of designers and the comments and ideas of elderly end-users related to how doors and door handles for domestic use should be designed were discussed.
2000

A Life-Course Perspective on Housing Expectations and Shifts in Late Midlife

This US study applies a life-course approach and retirement migration theory to develop a model of future housing expectations and actual moves for a random sample of men and women in late midlife. Results suggest that late-midlife workers and retirees expect to age in place; expectations to live in highly supportive environments are uniformly low.
2000

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