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The October 2011 Homelessness Research edition

Homelessness Research

Contents

Foreword

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib, Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness

Editorial

Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

Hoarding and Squalor

By Annabel Senior, Director, Regional Services, Homelessness, Mental Health & Disability

Youth Homelessness Matters Day — 18 April 2012

Feature: Homelessness Research: Improving Services, Improving Outcomes and Working to End Homelessness

Introduction

Homelessness and Research: A Golden Age or a Missed Opportunity?

By Dr Guy Johnson, Senior Research Fellow School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University

Part 1: The National Homelessness Research Agenda

The National Homelessness Research Agenda

By the FAHCSIA Evidence and Planning Branch

Filling the Knowledge Gap: Journeys Home: Longitudinal Study of Factors Affecting Housing Stability

By the FaHCSIA Evidence and Planning Branch

Part 2: Research Projects Under the National Homelessness Research Agenda

What Makes a Difference? An Evidence based Client Outcomes Model for Homelessness

By Hellene Gronda, Director, AHURI Research Synthesis Service

Researching Policy and Service Integration in Homelessness: What Works and Why?

By Rhonda Phillips and Brian Head, Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland

Developing Homelessness Research Capacity at the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland

By Andrew Jones and Mark Western, The University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research

Taking Shape: Street to Home Programs and Initiatives

By Dr Eleanor Button, Flinders University

Researching ‘Street to Home’ in the Australian Context

By Cameron Parsell and Kristen Davis, The University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research

Assisting Women to Break Free of the Cycle of Repeated Use of Refuge and Crisis Accommodation

By Angela Spinney, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology

The Challenge of Monitoring Regional Indigenous Homelessness

By Paul Memmott, Kelly Greenop, Michele Haynes, Andrew Clarke and Mark Western, The University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research

Non-Psychiatric Disability and Homelessness: Building an Evidence Base for Better Policy

By Professor Andrew Beer, Director, Centre of Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, Deb Batterham, Emma Baker, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) School of Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide and Shelley Mallett, General Manager Research and Service Development at Hanover Welfare Services

Homelessness and Older Australians: Developing a Research Evidence Base

By Maree Petersen and Andrew Jones, The University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research

Part 3: Issues and Themes in Australian Homelessness Research

Responding to the Needs of the Elderly Homeless — Ageing in What Place?

By Trish Westmore, Project Manager, Hanover Welfare Services

Action Research and Reconnect — ‘Speaking Action Research as a Second Language’ in a National Youth Homelessness Prevention Program

By Yoland Wadsworth, RMIT University

Responding to Youth Homelessness — Young People’s Experiences with a Foyer-type Service

By Professor Marty Grace, Victoria University, Dr Deborah Keys, University of Melbourne (formerly of Melbourne Citymission), Aaron Hart, Victoria University and Bernadette Keys formerly of Melbourne Citymission

Homeless Women — No Home at the End of the Road

By Dr. Andrea Sharam, Research Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University

Homeless Men — Chronically Homeless Men in Parramatta CBD

By Gabrielle Drake and Michael Darcy, University of Western Sydney

Homelessness, Health and Sex Work — The SHANTUSI Report: Understanding the Complexities of Homelessness, Health and Sex Work

By Sue White, General Manager, Inner South Community Health Service, Melbourne and Dr. James Rowe, RMIT University

Issues in Service Delivery — Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Delivery Systems on Homelessness

By Michael Darcy, Hazel Blunden and Neil Hall, University of Western Sydney

Consumer Participation — Owning the Research Agenda

By Cassandra Bawden, CHP, PESP Project Team Leader

Food Insecurity — Food Insecurity, Health and Homelessness

By Jill Whelan, PhD Candidate, Deakin University

Researching the Homelessness Workforce: What Sustains an Effective Workforce to Tackle Homelessness?

By Bill Martin, Rhonda Phillips and Ning Xiang, The University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research

Part 4: The Future of Homelessness Research

The Future of Homelessness Research

By Dr Andrew Hollows, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

The National Homelessness Research Agenda: Questioning State-Sponsored Homelessness Research

By Dr Rodney Fopp, University of South Australia

Part 5: Perspectives on Counting the Homeless

Homelessness Australia October 2011 Update

By Nicole Lawder, Chief Executive Officer

Counting the Homeless and Beyond — More than Mere Statistics: The Importance of Research in Increasing our Understanding of Homelessness

By Travis Gilbert, Policy and Research Officer, Homelessness Australia

“Who’s Counting and What Counts”

By Zoë Probyn, North and West Homelessness Network

Opinion

Shelley Mallet

General Manager, Research and Service Development at Hanover Welfare Services

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