Aims:
  • Comprehensively examine the precipitators to first time homelessness for older people in a geographically and socially diverse sample across Australia.
  • Identify what types of prevention strategies exist, and are requires, to respond to housing crisis and homelessness for older people

Preventing First Time Homelessness

Tackling homelessness is national priority yet there is limited understanding of older people’s homelessness, in particular the growing numbers experiencing homelessness for the first time in later life. This study will inform policy responses by providing a detailed understanding of older people’s first experience of homelessness. It wil capture the precipitating factors, both personal and structural, that are linked to older people’s vulnerability. In addition it will provide a knowledge base of interventions utilised by agencies across Australia to achieve stable housing for their clients.

Project Value: 
$88 905.00
Funding: 
AHURI
Date: 
2012 to 2013
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Maree Petersen (m.petersen@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • Comprehensively examine the precipitators to first time homelessness for older people in a geographically and socially diverse sample across Australia.
  • Identify what types of prevention strategies exist, and are requires, to respond to housing crisis and homelessness for older people
Type: 
Qualitative
Keywords: 
Homelessness
Number: 
ISSR020252