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The November 2011 Responding to Homelessness in Tasmania edition

Responding to Homelessness in Tasmania

Contents

Foreword

Cassy O’Connor, MP,Minister for Human Services

Editorial

Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

Feature: Responding to Homelessness in Tasmania

Putting the Pieces Together

 Introduction

Pieces of the Jigsaw: Homelessness in Tasmania

By Dr Anne Coleman, Guest Editor, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania

Chapter 1: Homelessness in Tasmania

Homelessness in Tasmania

By Compliance and Corporate Support, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Tasmania’s Approach for Supporting People who are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Hobart

By Simon Duffy, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Community Development, Hobart City Council

Chapter 2: The Policy Framework

The Homelessness Policy Framework in Tasmania

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

The Tasmanian Homelessness Plan 2010–2013: Coming in from the cold

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Tasmanian Social Housing Policy: From Affordable Housing Strategy to Tasmanian Affordable Housing Limited

By Jed Donoghue, Manager Housing and Homeless Stream, Salvation Army Tasmania and Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK

Counting the Homeless: ABS Revised Estimation Methodology

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” or are they?

By Andrea Witt and Belinda Jones, Shelter Tasmania

Hobart City Council’s Policy Response to Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Hobart

By Simon Duffy, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Community Development, Hobart City Council

Understanding the Problem of Homelessness

By Keith Jacobs, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania

 New Ways of Working

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

 Chapter 3: Key Themes and Issues in the Response to Homelessness in Tasmania

Keeping the ‘public’ in Public Spaces

By Anne Coleman, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania

“Gimme Shelter!” — Where is the Voice of Tasmania’s Homeless Men?

By Julian Northmore, Colony Outreach Support Service (COSS)

Shelter from the Storm: The Demand for Community Housing

By Jed Donoghue, Manager, Housing and Homeless Stream, Salvation Army Tasmania and Bruce Tranter, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania

Key Hobart City Council Actions in Response to Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Hobart

By Simon Duffy, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Community Development, Hobart City Council

Young People Leaving Care Transition Program

By Housing Strategy, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Age a Key Issue

By the Karinya Team, Karinya Young Women’s Service

Tasmanian’s Mental Health and Homelessness Symposium

By Michelle Swallow, Mental Health Council of Tasmania, Jane Carlson, Anglicare Tasmania, Pattie Chugg, Shelter Tasmania and Toni Law, Mental Health Council of Tasmania

A Journey to Independence

By Shari Collis, Youth Services Manager, Colony 47

Recognising Homelessness in Public Space: Intolerance and Invisibility

By Tristan S. Ferguson, University of Tasmania

Strata Title Legislation and the Implications for Homelessness

By Erika Altmann, PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania

Avoiding the ‘Double Whammy’ — Personal Strategies to Prevent Mental Ill-Health and Homelessness in Tasmania

By Anita Pryor, Anglicare Tasmania Social Action and Research Centre

Domestic Violence and Homelessness in Tasmania

By Diane Burton, Team Leader, McCombe House and Jed Donoghue, Manager Housing and Homeless Stream, the Salvation Army Tasmania

Supporting Children Made Homeless by Family Violence: An Update on the Safe from the Start Project

By Dr. Angela Spinney, SISR, Swinburne University, Melbourne

Private Rental Support: An Effective Homelessness Prevention Strategy

By Jenny Forrest, Senior Private Rental Support Scheme (PRSS) Worker, Anglicare Tasmania

Busting the Myths about Quality

By Kate Lord and Shandell Elmer, Quality Management Services (QMS) Tasmania

 Chapter 4: Consumers, Clients and the Voices of the Homeless

An Interview with Mark Hay

By Julian Northmore, Colony Outreach Support Service (COSS)

Nightmare to Dream

By Colin

Skye’s Story

By Skye

Voices from Colony 47

Chapter 5: Program and Service Responses to Homelessness in Tasmania

What Makes a (Boarding) House a Home?

By Louise Bieser, Northern Area Manager, Housing and Homeless Services, Anglicare Tasmania Inc

Centacare Tasmania Housing Programs

By Centacare Tasmania

“Silver Lining”… Engaging Marginalised Families: Innovative, Inclusive, Self-determining, Responsive and Respectful

By Erin Breen, Silver Lining Project Worker and Mim Domanska, CTSS and Silver Lining Team Leader, Centacare, Launceston, Tasmania

Common Ground Tasmania: Introducing Common Ground Supportive Housing to Tasmania

By Elizabeth Thomas, Managing Director, Common Ground Tasmania

Centrelink and Homelessness in Tasmania

By Lara Kirkpatrick, Public Affairs and Media Officer, State, Emergencies and Events Communication, Communication Division, Department of Human Services

Family Literacy and Vocational, Education, Resource and Support Pilot Program (FLAVERS)

By Wendy Meek, Project Coordinator, FLAVERS at Hobart Women’s Shelter and Women’s Creative Leadership Program

Empowering Women in Crisis, Magnolia Place, Launceston Women’s Shelter

By Carolyn Banks, Response Tenancy Worker, Magnolia Place, Launceston Women’s Shelter

Providing Services for Single Fathers

By Jon Richings and Haidee Fullard, Support Workers ACCESS North West

STAY: Positive, Healthy, Connected and Housed

By Kevin Preen, State Coordinator, STAY Program and Jacinta Atkins, Mark Thorp and Phoebe Scott Perry, Centacare Tasmania

Reintegration for Ex-Offenders

By Don McCrae, Senior Case Manager in the Salvation Army (REO) Reintegration for Ex-Offenders (REO) Program

Young Mums with Nowhere to Go

By Karinya Young, Women’s Service

Opinion

Pattie Chugg

CEO Shelter Tasmania

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