Rough Sleeping

The devastating biological consequences of homelessness

Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people — and governments. Researchers at UCSF are trying to understand the biological effects of homelessness in older people.
2019

Living on the Street: Only Option for Some of Cuba’s Elderly

The number of homeless people is growing in Havana, as well as in the rest of the country. This article looks at the reasons behind the increase in older people facing homelessness.
2019

Vital Conversations - Giving Older Women in Greater Melbourne a Voice

The findings of the Greater Melbourne Vital Signs 2017 indicated that older women were facing challenges and, in some cases, extreme disadvantage across diverse aspects of their lives.
2019

Presentations from The National Homelessness Conference, Melbourne 2018

The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of homelessness and the differing strategies on how best to overcome it.
2018

Diversity in older age: Older homelessness

The characteristics of older homelessness can change rapidly over time and may differ significantly from place to place. This review will focus on older homelessness in England. In England older homelessness is currently on the increase and the number of older street-homeless has doubled in the five years from 2010 to 2015.
2017

Aging on the Streets: America’s Growing Older Homeless Population

The face of American homelessness is changing — into an older one. People 50 and older make up more than 30 percent of the nation’s homeless population.
2016

An Emerging Research Strand: Housing Exclusion in Central and South East Europe

There was large-scale restructuring of welfare arrangements in the post-soviet states of CEE and SEE in the post-transition years, with newly emerging social challenges including various forms of housing exclusion and homelessness. This article summarises the state of research and some evidence in the CEE and SEE region.
2016

A literature review of homelessness and aging: Suggestions for a policy and practice-relevant research agenda

This report reviews the state of literature on aging and homelessness. A substantial literature spanning several decades explores homelessness and the programs designed to address this issue ( Lee, Tyler, & Wright, 2010; Shlay & Rossi, 1992; Toro, 2007; Trypuc & Robinson, 2009).
2016

The situation of older people becoming homeless

A presentation outlining the problems England and Wales are currently facing in the area of an increasingly ageing homeless demographic.
2015

Older Persons Experiencing Homelessness - Their perceptions and needs influencing supportive interior design and architecture

America’s homeless population is growing older. Achieving the goal of ending homelessness requires the development of coordinated community response systems, which include diversion prevention and intervention strategies that are targeted toward homeless individuals and families of all ages.
2015
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