Homelessness Prevention Services

At Risk of Homelessness: Preventing Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

The Preventing Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities project has been a ground-breaking initiative that has aimed to, and succeeded in, significantly improving access to affordable housing options for older people from high need CALD communities in Victoria.When Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

Preventing first time homelessness amongst older Australians

This study examines older people’s homelessness in Australia, with a particular focus on the experience of becoming homeless for the first time in later life.

The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) aim to assist people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain stable and secure accommodation. Integral in achieving these outcomes, they aim also to assist clients to become self- reliant and independent, improve health and well-being outcomes and to re-establish positive social connections and employment participation.

Old age far from gentle for Japan's graying homeless

Homelessness in Japan is a decades-old issue, yet it has a worrying new twist.

Routes out of Poverty and Isolation for Older Homeless People: Possible Models from Poland and the UK

Policies in many EU countries have sought to address the link between worklessness, reliance on state benefits and the attendant poverty that they inevitably bring. However, the focus has tended to be on the acquisition of skills and education amongst younger people.

Homelessness among older people and service responses

This paper reviews the limited evidence on the causes of homelessness in old age and on the circumstances and problems of older homeless people, and it describes the few services dedicated to the group.

Demographics of Homelessness Series: The Rising Elderly Population

There is some troubling evidence that homelessness in the US is beginning to increase among elderly adults.

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 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.

Coming of age: Opportunities for older homeless people under Supporting People

This 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: 1. the extent of the problem of homelessness among the elderly creative solutions 2.
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