Definition of 'at risk of homelessness'

Aging and homelessness in Canada: A review of frameworks and strategies

This report reviews the literature on housing and re-housing options for homeless older adults. The first section explains the key terms relevant to this topic. The second section summarizes the types of housing available for precariously housed older adults in Canada. These include alternative and affordable housing, emergency shelters, and residential or long-term care.

The Concept of Preventing and Tackling Homelessness Issues in the Czech Republic until 2020

This first national Concept of Preventing and Tackling Homelessness Issues in the Czech Republic until 2020 should contribute to fulfilling the poverty objective to which the Czech Republic committed itself within the National Reform Programs. The Concept responds to both the Czech Republic’s needs and the EU requirement to intensify the “targeting of social services on the most disadvantaged gro

Extent and Profile of Homelessness in European Member States – A Statistical Update

This report looks at statistics for the homeless population across Europe. While not specific to an aged population, this cohort is examined in the wider context. The report concludes there are many dimensions of homelessness that may exist across different contexts, a potentially important one being the possibility of quite simple associations between some forms of homelessness and poverty.

Homelessness, Ageing and Dying

There is a lack of definitive information about the exact number of people who are homeless and the nature of the homelessness at any one point in Ireland.

Prevalence of Homeless Older Adults and Factors Causing Their Homelessness: A Review

Objectives: To examine the prevalence of homeless older adults and causes of homelessness among the elderly. Methods: Systematic review involving search of Medline, Cochrane Review and GoogleScholar, including homeless, homelessness, elder, elderly, aged and in old age. For prevalence, articles before 2000 were excluded, and samples had to be at least 50 ±5 years of age.

Local government research into a 'hidden' issue

City of Bundoora and Monash University collaborative research exploring the experiences & issues that place single older women (55+) at risk of homelessness or that lead to homelessness.

Ending Homelessness - A Housing-Led Approach

The Programme for Government 2011, contains a commitment to ending long term homelessness and the need to sleep rough by implementing a ‘housing first’ approach and to strengthen preventative services.

Homelessness and Homeless Policies in Europe: Lessons from Research

This overview of research on homelessness in the EU draws largely on the work undertaken by the European Observatory on Homelessness since its formation in 1991, supplemented by secondary literature from other sources. There is considerable evidence on homelessness in Europe but our knowledge remains very uneven with a lack of data and understanding on some aspects of homelessness.

Homelessness and housing in Japan

In Japan, it has emerged that “the homeless” issue has been a social problem since the 1990s. The number of rough sleepers in Japan has been rapidly increasing after the burst of the bubble economy in the 1990s with the number of rough sleepers in Japan being estimated at over 30,000 in 2003.

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.
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