November 2017 Edition: Responding to Homelessness in Queensland


Contents for November

 2017 edition

 

Foreword

The Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport and Digital Technology

 

Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

 

 

Introduction

Seven Years On: Continuity and Change in How We Approach Homelessness and Housing in Queensland

Phil Crane, Guest Editor and Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast

 

 

Chapter 1: The Current Approach to Homelessness in Queensland

 

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Assessing Queensland’s Housing Strategy

Jon Eastgate, 99 Consulting

 

Understanding and Meeting the Contemporary Needs of People Impacted by Domestic and Family Violence

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Clean Clothes and Fresh Food Restore Dignity

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

 

Chapter 2: Program, Service and Practice Responses to Homelessness in Queensland

 

The Benefits of Good Governance

Helen Wood, Chair, Brisbane Youth Service Board

 

U1R Brisbane: A Synthesis of Collaboration and Imagination

Dominic Hale, Jenny Schulz, Travis Radunz and Fiona Caniglia, Under 1 Roof

 

Responding to Stigma

Chris Deighton, Operations Manager Queensland, Accommodation and Housing Services, The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory

 

Including All, Working Together: Partnerships in 2017

Hazel Bassett, Team Leader, Gold Coast Homeless Health Outreach Team, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Liz Fritz, Patron, Gold Coast Homeless Network Inc.

 

YFS Logan: Embedding Housing Responses Throughout a Multi-disciplinary Organisation

Judith Hunter and Christine Grose, YFS Logan

 

IT Solutions in Homelessness: Partnering with Business

Elizabeth (Liz) Fritz AM, Patron, Gold Coast Homelessness Network Inc and 7CareConnect Project Manager for GCHN

 

SPER Work and Development Orders: New SPER Laws to Provide Fair and Flexible Fine Options

Paula Hughes, Policy and Casework Lawyer and Belinda Tang, Secondee Lawyer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, LawRight

 

Homelessness with HART: Our Story So Far

Jodie Cowie, Coordinator of HART 4000

 

The Art of Community Work: An Alternative Approach to Reducing Inter-generational Homelessness

Luan Murat, Programs Officer, Mareeba Community Housing Company Ltd

 

 

Chapter 3: Responding to Homelessness in Regional and Remote Queensland

 

Delivering Remote Housing that Meets the Needs of Individual Households and Communities

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Cairns Street to Home, Douglas House and Woree Supported Accommodation

Dr Phil Flint, Regional Leader North Queensland, Natalie Musumeci, Program Manager Douglas House and Woree Facility and Mark Jentz, Program Manager Going Places, Mission Australia

 

Homelessness in Rural and Regional Queensland Mining Communities

Shane Warren, PhD Student, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith Health, Griffith University, Dr Donna McDonald, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University and Professor Donna McAuliffe, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith

 

Keeping Homelessness on the Agenda

Jessica Vidafar, Operations Manager, The Cairns Housing and Homelessness Network

 

How to Keep Your Place: Vulnerability of Older Indigenous Women to Homelessness in Far North Queensland

Frances Every, Homelessness Support Service Worker

 

My Money Program: Supporting Pathways to Financial and Housing Stability

Sharon Edwards, Financial Inclusion Program Manager, Shelter Housing Action Cairns

 

Dignity First

Jessica Vidafar, Operations Manager, Access Community Housing

 

 

Chapter 4: Key Issues and Themes in the Response to Homelessness in Queensland

 

A: Housing and Housing Issues in Queensland

 

The Brisbane Housing Story

Jon Eastgate, 99 Consulting

 

Just Cause: A Just Outcome for Queensland Private Renters

Penny Carr, Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Queensland

 

Supplying Affordable Housing: Challenges and Solutions

Jamie Muchall, Chief Operations Officer, Horizon Housing

 

Australian’s First Rental Vulnerability Index

Penny Carr, Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Queensland

 

The Ache for Home: Rental Affordability in Brisbane

Leanne Wood, Research, Social Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Anglicare Southern Queensland

 

More Than Housing: More Than a Home: Once I Was Homeless…

Kaitlyn Crothers, Tenant Engagement Coordinator, Brisbane Housing Company

 

Housing is a Human Right, Not Simply a Human Service

Ross Westoby, Project Worker, Innovation, Performance and Evaluation and Karyn Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Micah Projects

 

Housing and Homelessness in Rural Communities

Cheryl Prosser, Business Development Coordinator, Horizon Housing Company Ltd

 

The Role of Neighbourhood Centres in Housing

Siobhan Delgado, Sector Development Officer, Queensland Families and Communities Association

 

 

B: Responding to Indigenous Homelessness

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Pathways

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Systematic Improvement of Housing in the Aboriginal Community of Cherbourg

Phil Crane and Sean Nicholson

 

Aboriginal Sociality and Kinship in West End Street Life

Paul Memmott and Alex Bond, Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, University of Queensland

 

 

C: Responding to Youth Homelessness

 

Creating Brighter Futures: The Role of Youth Foyers in Providing Pathways to Independence for Young Vulnerable Queenslanders

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Youth to Work: Opportunities to Break the Cycle of Intergenerational Dependency

The Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Social Bonds for Youth Homelessness

The Queensland Treasury

 

Youth Homelessness in Queensland

Darren Young, Queensland and Northern Territory State Director, Mission Australia

 

Youth CONNECT: Building Resilience to Homelessness in Young People

Leanne Rutherford, General Manager, Children, Youth and Families, Churches of Christ in Queensland

 

Sustaining Young Tenancies: An Innovative Program to Prevent Homelessness

Dr Nicola Brackertz, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and Adam Barnes, Brisbane Youth Service

 

We are not all the same: Exploring Difference in Young People’s Experiences of Couch Surfing Versus Sleeping Rough

Rhianon Vichta and Katie Hail-Jares, Brisbane Youth Service

 

The Recovery Orientation Model in Action: How Meaningful Change Can, and Does, Happen for Homeless Young People

Jacqui de la Rue, Brisbane Youth Service

 

On the Road to Independence

Kylie Dodds, Children, Youth and Families, Churches of Christ Care

 

Creating Digital Pathways Out of Homelessness: Digital Technology Design for Young People, Wellbeing and Engagement with Support

Rhianon Vichta, Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) and Dr Karleen Gwinner, Adjunct Research Fellow, Latrobe University, Health Sciences

 

The Ethical Dimension of Fundraising in the Homelessness Sector

Laura Watson, Brisbane Youth Service

 

Creating Community: Developing a Group Work Model for Young Women with an Experience of Homelessness

Laura Christie, Brisbane Youth Service Centre for Young Women

 

Using Art Therapy as a Tool for Relationship Management in Supported Residential Settings for Homeless Young People

Kristin Penhaligon and Tara Harriden, Brisbane Youth Service

 

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness in Northgate

Laura Holdstock, Service Coordinator, The Lodge Youth Support Service Inc.

 

 

D: Domestic and Family Violence

 

‘Now it’s my time’ of Being an Expert in One’s Own Life

Leanne Wood, Research, Social Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Anglicare Southern Queensland with Carol Birrell, Service Manager, Homelessness Services Women and Families, Anglicare Southern Queensland

 

Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness: Young Women Lost in the Intersectionality

Rhianon Vichta and Ashleigh Husband, Brisbane Youth Service

 

‘Homelessness is not who I am, it doesn’t define me as a person or a mother, it is not my identity’

Deb Blakeney, In-Place (Nambour, Queensland)

 

 

E: Consumer Perspectives

 

Digital Story Project, Council to Homeless Persons Queensland

Deborah Blakeney, President Council to Homeless Persons Queensland

 

 

F: Health and Homelessness

 

Supporting Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Patients: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Service Model

Christen Reid, Emergency Department Homeless Liaison Social Worker, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

 

Integrated Mental Health Approach Sustains Tenancies

Department of Housing and Public Works

 

Working Outside of the Box: Community Clozapine Commencement for the Homeless Using Assertive Outreach

Barbara Baumgartner, Deanna Erskine and Briony, Homeless Health Outreach Team, Metro North Mental Health — RBWH, Metro North Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

 

 

Opinion

Leone Crayden

Chief Executive Officer, QShelter