Aims:
  • The purposes of the proposed evaluation fall into three broad categories: monitoring and accountability, service development and improvement and building evidence to underpin policy.
  • The evaluation task requires an appraisal at the level of the overall Street to Home Initiative and at the level of the five site-specific services.
  • Formative and summative evaluations are required at both levels
  • A central requirement of the evaluation is to carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the Street to Home service model and its underlying principles as enacted in five locations around Queensland.

Evaluation of the 'Street to Home' Initiative

The Street to Home initiative seeks to target people experiencing chronic homelessness and rough sleeping and support them through a transition towards stable housing. This project proposes to evaluate the Street to Home initiative. The evaluation task requires an appraisal at the level of the overall Street to Home Initiative and at the level of the five site-specific services, as well as an evaluation of their capacity to achieve the aims and objectives outlined in the initiative. It also seeks to compare the program with international initiatives to measure the extent to which they are consistent with or differ from other programs seeking to reduce the incidence of homelessness.

Project Value: 
$284 000.00
Funding: 
Queensland Department of Communities
Date: 
2011 to 2013
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Dr Cameron Parsell (c.parsell@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • The purposes of the proposed evaluation fall into three broad categories: monitoring and accountability, service development and improvement and building evidence to underpin policy.
  • The evaluation task requires an appraisal at the level of the overall Street to Home Initiative and at the level of the five site-specific services.
  • Formative and summative evaluations are required at both levels
  • A central requirement of the evaluation is to carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the Street to Home service model and its underlying principles as enacted in five locations around Queensland.
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Homelessness
Housing
Policy evaluation
Number: 
ISSR020239