Homelessness Prevention Services

The AHURI Inquiry on homelessness funding in Australia

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to set the scene for the AHURI Inquiry on homeless funding in Australia which will examine, and provide evidence on, the financing of homelessness services and mainstream services supporting the homeless in Australia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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