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Aims:
  • The aim of this research project is to identify the effectiveness of the Street to Home and Way2Home programs in enabling rough sleepers to make the transition from rough sleeping to secure and stable housing.

Pathways out of Homelessness for Rough Sleepers

A central aim of the Australian Governmen't homeless initiatives and the National Partnership Agreements on homelessness is to offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it by 2020.

In order to advance this objective, programs are being introduced in all major capital cities and in other population centres designed to assist and enable people who have been sleeping rough to make the transition to stable and supported housing. As part of the Homeless Research Partnership Agreement with the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, this project seeks to examine the effectiveness of two of these programs: the Street to Home program in Brisbane and the Way2Home program in Sydney.

The research will examine the rationale, operation and outcomes of these programs. Through this research and the cognate research being undertaken by other research partners, evidence of the effectiveness of these rough sleeping initiatives will be provided.

Funding: 
FaHCSIA
Partners: 
FaHCSIA
Date: 
2011 to 2013
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Cameron Parsell (c.parsell@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • The aim of this research project is to identify the effectiveness of the Street to Home and Way2Home programs in enabling rough sleepers to make the transition from rough sleeping to secure and stable housing.
Type: 
Quantitative
Qualitative
Longitudinal Outcomes
Program Evaluative
Keywords: 
Homelessness
Disadvantage
Housing
Policy evaluation
Number: 
ISSR020063