Research and Reports

The Relationship Between Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Homelessness

The following article appeared in the August 2018 edition of CHP Parity:  Issues of Substance: Substance Dependency and Homelessness. It was written by Nigel Pernu, a member of CHP’s Peer Education and Support Team.

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Sleeping rough: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

An AIHW report

Rough sleepers are the most visible population experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of rough sleepers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.

Based on service use patterns across a 4-year period, this comprehensive analysis highlights the diversity and the complexities of the rough sleeper population.

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AHURI - Navigating a changing private rental sector: opportunities and challenges for low-income renters

A new AHURI report examines the challenges and opportunities for low-income renters as they attempt to navigate a changing private rental sector (PRS)

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Theme: Homelessness

Housing Affordability – re-imagining the Australian Dream

http://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/271/901-Housing-affordability.pdf

Excert from CHIA - March ebulletin

The Grattan Institute’s recently released research, Housing Affordability – re-imagining the Australian Dream, is the next in a series of compelling reports urging Commonwealth and State Governments to move past their policy malaise and take decisive action to improve housing affordability and guide the development of our cities.

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Theme: Homelessness

The specialist homelessness services 2016-17 web report

The specialist homelessness services 2016-17 web report is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).

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Homelessness is jeopardising the futures of Victorian kids

Homelessness is jeopardising the futures of Victorian kids

New data from the AIHW shows that last financial year, 10,985 primary and secondary school students sought help from homelessness services (accompanied and unaccompanied); an 11% increase on the previous year. 

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Couch Surfing Limbo: Young people falling between the gaps

The Couch Surfing Limbo report looks into the experiences of young people who are couch surfing, and the experiences of couch providers, identifying legal, policy and service gaps, and ways forward. It highlights several challenges and makes several recommendations.

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Specialist Homelessness Service infographics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 

Individual state and territory level infographics summarise information on specialist homelessness services delivered in 2016–17.

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Theme: Homelessness

Brain-to-Brain, Body-to-Body

Brain-to-Brain, Body-to-Body: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective on the Treatment of Children and Adolescents

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Children who bully at school

Australian Institute of Family Studies, Child Family Community Australia have conducted a study into Childen who Bully at school. 

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A New Diagnosis for Childhood Trauma?

The American Psychological Society has written a paper about the development of a new diagnosis for childhood trauma

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The Empty Lunchbox - The experience of primary schools with students who are homeless

A report by Hanover.

This exploratory study is the first time that the point of view of primary schools and their day-to-day experiences of dealing with student homelessness have been investigated. The findings make an important contribution to the broader evidence base on the detrimental impact of homelessness on children’s education. 

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Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016–2026

The Victorian Government, through the Department of Education and Training, has worked with the Victorian Koorie community to develop Marrung. 

 

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Our safety counts: children and young people’s perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns

Over the past three years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has explored the extent to which children and young people have been exposed to child sexual abuse, and considered some of the reasons why institutions have failed to actively prevent child sexual abuse and appropriately respond when children and young people have been harmed. 

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Mission Australia-Child and Youth Homelessness Report

According to the 2011 Census, some 44,000 children and young people in Australia are homeless. The reality is worse; many others are ‘hidden homeless’ who are not counted in the official statistics. 

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AHURI - Ready for Growth - Inquiry into Australia’s affordable housing industry capacity

Australian governments have looked to AHURI to investigate what would support an affordable housing industry to:

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Royal Commission into Family Violence - Final Report

Full Report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, handed down 30th April 2016.

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Change the Story - A national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

A shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. Developed by Our Watch, VicHealth and ANROWS - on Tuesday 10th November.

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Aboriginal Services and Practice Framework

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support (the Department) is committed to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children, families and communities that come into contact with the child protection system. The Aboriginal Service and Practice Framework 2016-2018 (the Framework) has been designed to support and sustain this commitment.

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Understanding the National Affordable Housing Agreement

What are the stated objectives of the NAHA and the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH)?

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Creating Child Safe Institutions

As part of its Terms of Reference the Royal Commission is required to inquire into what institutions and governments should do to better protect children against child sexual abuse and related matters in institutional contexts in the future. A key aspect of this task has been to examine what makes institutions ‘child safe.’

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Housing Assistance in Australia 2017

Housing assistance in Australia 2017 provides up-to-date information relating to government funded provision of social housing, rent assistance, purchase assistance and support services to help households maintain their tenancies.


 
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AIHW Report: Exploring drug treatment and homelessness in Australia: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2014

There is much research to suggest a considerable overlap between people experiencing precarious housing, and drug and alcohol misuse. Linking client data from specialist homelessness services and alcohol and other drug treatment services, this report provides a picture of the intersection of these two issues on a national scale. 

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New AHURI report into competition and consumer choice in housing assistance

Increasing supply of affordable housing critical to enabling competition and consumer choice in housing assistance

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The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people

AHURI's latest research and policy bulletin, 'The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people', explores the benefits of providing social housing and support

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AHURI report - Effectiveness of the homelessness services system

The AHURI report, ‘Effectiveness of the homelessness services system’ written for the Housing Ministers meeting in November has been released

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AHURI - What is a bond aggregator and how does it help build affordable housing?

Australian Housing Urban Reasearch Institute (AHURI) research informs Treasurers’ affordable housing plan

In recent news, Treasurer Scott Morrison has visited London to confer with British officials on the UK experience implementing a bond aggregator model to fund affordable housing.

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Transferring public housing to build more homes

New AHURI research explores the benefits of long term leases for not-for-profit housing providers

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National survey of renters reveals appalling state of private rental market

Exert from Council to homeless Persons newsletter - 23 Feb 2017

The first national survey of tenants has revealed renters in Australia have little security, are living in poor quality homes, experience discrimination based on their income, age, parental status and are fearful of reprisal if they request repairs and maintenance.

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The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness

This report investigates how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. 

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