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A review of the Brotherhood's shared housing project for older people. /

by Peady, Leonard.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1990Description: 62 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A re-evaluation of original findings documented in the 1988 publication `Shared house, private life' (McDermott & Peady)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Shared home ownership by people with disability

by Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Wiesel, IIan | Bullen, Jane | Fisher, Karen al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2017Description: viii, 39 p. ill. : PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Website Notes: "March 2017"; Final Report 277; Website link to the research report page which gives access to, Main publication; Authors: Ilan Wiesel; Jane Bullen; Karen Fisher; Di Winkler; Astrid Reynolds Summary: This study investigated the most appropriate and beneficial shared home ownership models for people with disability. While shared ownership brings potential benefits such as can enhancing housing choice, security of tenure and sense of ownership, it can expose people to debt risks. Capital investment by people with disability into shared ownership may also reduce the overall cost of housing assistance required by government to overcome the supply gap.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Shared house, private life: shared housing for older people. /

by McDermott, Justin | Peady, Leonard.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1988Description: 71p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Shared ownership and shared equity: reducing the risks of home-ownership? /

by Christine Whitehead | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: Joseph Rountree Foundation 2010Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This Viewpoint argues that shared ownership and shared equity schemes could reduce the risks associated with home-ownership. ; Shared ownership and shared equity schemes are seen as a way of increasing home-ownership, but these policies have been implemented in a way that increases the risks to home-owners and often fails to make home-ownership any more sustainable. ; Christine Whitehead of London School of Economics and Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, argues that these products do have the potential to reduce the risks of home-ownership and allow more households to become owner-occupiers in a sustainable mannerAvailability: (1)

Innovative financing for homeownership : the potential for shared equity initiatives in Australia /

by Pinnegar, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. AHURI 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In the last few years, shared equity arrangements ? where the consumer shares the capital cost of purchasing a home with an equity partner in return for a share of any home price appreciation that occurs ? have seen significant growth in Australia. Most states and territories now have schemes operating, although a number remain on a relatively modest scale. More substantive engagement has occurred in jurisdictions where ?government-backed? but arms-length agencies, such as HomeStart in South Australia and Keystart in Western Australia, remain an integral part of local institutional and mortgage finance frameworks. For these organisations, shared equity provision has signified a key innovation within their product portfolios, providing a response to growing housing affordability constraint and a continued commitment to assist lower and moderate income households into homeownership. Alongside government interest, Australia has also been a market leader in terms of unsubsidised, private sector-ledshared equity product development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Journeys : tales from high rise housing. /

by Knight, Joanne (ed.) | Proudley, Mae (ed.).

Publisher: [Fitzroy, Vic.] Joanne Knight and Mae Proudley/Brotherhood of St. Laurence 2003Description: 69 p. : ill., ports.Notes: "This project was made possible by the funding granted by the Office of Housing as part of Housing Week 2003."Summary: As a contribution to the celebrations for Victoria s Housing Week 2003, thirteen public housing tenants in Prahran, South Yarra and St Kilda shared their stories of family, work , leisure and community. The short chapters, based on interviews by two staff members of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Public Housing Advocacy Program, capture a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

National shelter : a literature review of seniors housing in Australia /

by Naufal, Roland | National Shelter.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.?] National Shelter 2009Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2009 This literature search draws on a wide range of source materials. However a significant contribution was made by extensive AHURI housing research and unpublished source material prepared by the Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Policy Research Centre.Summary: Housing suitability substantially impacts on healthy and productive ageing. Housing provides access to a range of amenities and is the main means of accumulating wealth . Low income older people are at greatest risk of losing their independence when housing is beyond their means. Recent Australian research has shown that single older people are at far greater risk of housing stress causing poorer physical and mental health status.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Proposal for a group housing program for older people /

by Elder, Jean.

Publisher: July 1983Description: 13p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Alternative housing for the aged" /

by Dwyer, Pat | Webb, Rob.

Publisher: 1985Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Framework for monitoring and evaluating the BSL group Living Project for Older People

by McDermott, Justin | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) Fitzroy, Vic. 1983Description: [6 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 1983 Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Alternative housing models for precariously housed older Australians / Selina Tually,Veronica Coram, Debbie Faulkne et al. (AHURI)

by Tually, Selina | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Coram, Veronica | Faulkner, Debbie | et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2022Description: vi, 75 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Website Website link to the research report page which gives access to, Full Publication ; Executive Summary & Policy Evidence Summary Summary: This research investigates the potential of alternative housing models to increase the supply of affordable housing for older Australians and the role alternative financing schemes could play in expanding those options. A survey of industry stakeholders shows almost 75 per cent reported that the housing needs of lower income older people (55+) in the jurisdiction where they were based are ‘not well’ or ‘not at all well’ met. Participants said relying too heavily on the private rental sector to house older lower income people was problematic, and one of the main reasons why alternative affordable housing options are urgently needed. The research identified seven housing models that best represented different combinations of attributes suitable for older households and that could benefit from further research: using mixed use apartment building owned by a state housing authority (rental); cooperative housing on land owned by a community housing provider (rental); communal housing in a two-storey building owned by a community housing provider (rental); transportable home on vacant public land (rental); shared equity home in the outer suburbs of a capital city (ownership); dual key property in the outer suburbs of a capital city (ownership); and village-style housing (rental). Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strategies against poverty : a shared road map. /

by Hirsch, Donald.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2004Description: 26 p. : ill.Notes: Published to coincide with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation centenary conference, 13-14 December 2004.Summary: Writing from a British context, the author argues that tackling disadvantage and poverty is an achievable but difficult task, which requires the wider public to be convinced that reducing poverty would benefit everyone. He proposes five objectives to focus the task: ; *Sustain progress in tackling poverty ; *Make the welfare system more supportive ; *Reduce disadvantage based on where a person lives ; *Improve the supply and quality of housing ; *Build public consensus around the importance of tackling disadvantage. > This compact booklet contains policy suggestions, ways of measuring progress and principles which should underlie a strategy for reducing poverty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A study of special accommodation houses /

by McDermott, Justin | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1986Description: 182 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 1986 Bibliography pp. 174-176Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Support in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Apartments : findings from co-design workshops and interviews with tenants and providers / Di Winkler ; Carolyn Finis ; Kate D'Cruz et al (Summer Foundation)

by Winkler, Di | Summer Foundation | Finis, Carolyn | D'Cruz, Kate et al.

Publisher: Melbourne Vic. Summer Foundation, 2022Description: 120 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) vision is for an “ordinary life at home” for people with disability, including greater flexibility and independence. The NDIA promotes innovation in the provision of housing and supports and is seeking to “encourage new models of home and living” that replace more institutional arrangements, such as group homes or younger people living in residential aged care. One innovative model is the provision of on-site shared support (OSS) for people with disability living in co-located Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The senior cohousing handbook : a community approach to independent living /

by Durrett, Charles.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. New Society Publishers 2009Description: xvii, 301 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 290-291Summary: Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic -- the healthy, educated and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the U.S. leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing, and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; friendships and accessible social contact; safety and security; affordability and shared resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Starting a future that means something to you : outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers

by Coddou, Marion | Borlagdan, Joseph | Mallett, Shelley | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre | Launch Housing.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic Brotherhood of St Laurence 2019; Collingwood, Vic. Launch Housing 2019Description: 55 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Education First Youth Foyers outcomes report.Online Access: Report | Summary Notes: Also includes link to "Starting a future that means something to you: outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers – summary"Summary: This report presents the outcomes from a five-year longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers. Developed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services (now Launch Housing) with funding from the Victorian Government, Education First Youth (EFY) Foyers expand upon the original concept of youth foyers by prioritising education as key to a sustainable livelihood. They are better understood as a form of supported student accommodation rather than a crisis housing response. The EFY Foyer model is founded on a capabilities approach, which measures human development by people’s substantive freedoms, or real opportunities, to pursue lives of value to them. EFY Foyers seek to expand young people’s capabilities in two ways: by creating mainstream opportunities aligned with their goals and by developing the resources and skills needed to make the most of them. An Advantaged Thinking practice approach orients practitioners to working with young people in a way that recognises and invests in their aspirations and talents. Three EFY foyers – co-located with TAFEs in Glen Waverley and Broadmeadows in Melbourne and Shepparton in northern Victoria – each house 40 young people in studio-style accommodation with shared communal areas, supported by trained staff. Participants and staff commit to a reciprocal ‘Deal’: young people agree to participate in education and five other EFY Foyer service offers, and in return, foyer staff agree to provide them with accommodation, opportunities and inclusion in a learning community for up to two years. The outcomes study undertaken as part of the EFY Foyer evaluation finds that the model substantively improves participants’ education, employment, housing, and health and wellbeing outcomes, and these improvements are largely sustained a year after exit. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experiences of homelessness by people seeking asylum in Australia : a review of published and grey literature [Journal article] / Dominic Smith, Fiona H Mckay, and Kehla Lippi

by Smith, Dominic | Mckay, Fiona H | Lippi, Kehla.

Publisher: [S.l.] Wiley 2020Description: PDF.Summary: This review examines the current published and “grey” literature relating to the experiences of homelessness by people seeking asylum within Australia. While many people seeking asylum have experienced homelessness during their flight, inadequate and unaffordable housing are a feature of the settlement experience for a large number of new arrivals to Australia, putting at risk their successful settlement. This study aims to explore the factors influencing access to stable housing. A systematic review of the academic literature and a search of the grey literature identified 11 articles and 20 documents related to homelessness and people seeking asylum in Australia. The academic literature included a variety of methods and approaches to the investigation of the experience of homelessness in Australia. The grey literature was more practice based, including evaluation and research reports, submissions, and newsletters. Findings suggest that experiences of homelessness are multifaceted and have a range of influences, including policy, financial stress, lack of access to education and employment, and a lack of affordable and suitable housing. Any solutions to address homelessness need to be similarly diverse. Discrimination from real estate agents and employers was also identified as a barrier to housing for many people seeking asylum, an issue that will need to be addressed at a systematic level. The lack of research published in the academic literature means that although there may be some programmes or solutions operating in the community, as demonstrated in the grey literature, this information is not being shared beyond organisation websites or subscriber lists, resulting in a lack of coherency or sharing of solutions. This review highlights the need for further attention to the factors influencing homelessness in asylum seekers, the experience of homelessness, and how these can be addressed by government and non‐government led strategies and policy development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Population growth and mobility in Australia : implications for housing and urban development policies / Amity James, Steven Rowley, Amanda Davies et al. (AHURI)

by James, Amity | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Rowley, Steven | Davies, Amanda et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2021Description: v, 75 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Website Summary: This research tracks Australia’s population growth over the period 2006–16 to examine how actual growth differed from projected growth. It also examined key drivers of population mobility in Australia to inform future urban development policy responses to demands on infrastructure and housing. The study finds that macro-scale population projections over the long term largely align with overall population changes. The bulk of Australia’s population growth has been concentrated in major cities, where projections were exceeded on the outer edges and inner city areas. Regional Australia has shared overall population growth, with only a few areas recording absolute population decline. The research also examines the drivers of population mobility finding nearly 40 per cent of moves within urban areas are driven by the desire to get one’s own place or move into a larger place and only 8 per cent downsizing into a smaller dwelling. Urban to regional moves are driven more by lifestyle considerations such as starting a new job or needing to be closer to a place of study. [Website].Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home and living options for people with disabilities : a systematic review and environmental scan of strategies to support transition from group homes and congregate care, and those which prevent movement to congregate settings / Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Eleni Demetriou, Erin Whittle et al. (Centre for Disability Studies) (University of Sydney)

by O’Donovan, Mary-Ann | Centre for Disability Studies | Demetriou, Eleni | Whittle, Erin et al | University of Sydney.

Publisher: Sydney, N.SW. : Centre for Disability Studies ; The University of Sydney, 2021Description: 226 p. (Online Resource) : ill.Online Access: Review (Online Resource) Summary: The aim of this review was to understand the interventions and strategies that are being used to help people transition out of institutional care into more individualised home and living options. Oliver et al (2020) define individualised housing as “housing options that are life stage appropriate, where people with disability have choice regarding where and with whom they live, the support they receive and their day to day activities”. This is a useful definition to guide reference to individualised housing in this report but the reader should note that often papers did not clearly define what was meant by individualised or community in the specific context. The review also aimed to document the evidence for the strategies found to support this transition. A systematic review and environmental scan of evidence from 2000-2020 across 10 academic databases, 55 organisation websites and 49 grey literature documents was run in October 2020. The academic literature predominantly reported on the process of de-institutionalisation to community group living (n=48 of 105). Twenty papers from this literature specifically addressed individualised or independent supported living models. The grey literature provided evidence of individualised or independent supported living (n=16), and movement from congregated settings (n=22). The environmental scan described accommodation interventions and supports implemented in the disability sector, with 26 organisations providing specialist accommodation and 21 offering consulting and information services to support people with disabilities in the housing process. The comprehensive search that was conducted included five types of accommodation that people with disabilities transitioned into, which facilitated greater independence as alternatives to institutional or group home models. In this review, this included: 1. Community or supported; 2. Independent or semi-independent homes, including living alone, co-residency, relationships; 3. Home ownership (shared equity); 4. Home pooling; 5. Housing modifications/redesign/technology including assistive technology and wider living ecology adaptations. Though housing modifications are not a transition to other housing per se, support to redesign and adapt a home is an intervention which is typically employed to prevent transition to congregate setting and was therefore included as part of this review. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation : summary of research plan. /

by Fisher, Karen | Parker, Sarah.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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