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'Kicking into the wind' : longitudinal study of outcomes for families who have experienced homelessness : second report. /

by Kolar, Violet.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2003Description: vi, [2], 82 p. + appendices.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 82) May 2003 see also: Home first : a longitudinal study of outcomes for families who have experienced homelessness : final report (B12087) Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A question of begging : a study of the extent and nature of begging in the City of Melbourne. /

by Horn, Michael | Hanover Welfare Services | Cooke, Michelle.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2001Description: 27 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references June 2001Summary: Anyone who has visited US cities, such as Washington or Los Angeles, would be shocked at the level of begging evident in the city streets. At the start of the 21st century, it is a striking paradox to see such high levels of poverty within a country often considered an exemplar of the success of post-industrial capitalist economies. Over recent years, the contrast between affluence and poverty on the streets of Melbourne’s CBD has become a matter of public concern and comment. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in what place? Stage one - case studies /

by Westmore, T | Hanover Welfare Services | Mallett, S.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: These case studies form part of the final report on Stage One of Hanover Welfare Service's research into the experience of housing crisis and homelessness for older Victorians. This document presents the case studies of fourteen older people interviewed as part of the research. The case studies share incredible stories of hardship and resilience as well as vulnerability and courage. The case studies detail the participant's journeys into housing crisis or homelessness, and provide rich insight into the challenges faced by older Victorians.Availability: (1)

Ageing in what place? The experience of housing crisis and homelessness for older Victorians - Final report /

by Hanover Welfare Services.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 41-43 Appendices pp. 44-47Summary: Australia is facing significant demographic shifts over the next decade as the population grows and ages. Currently, services for the ageing population are fragmented with no single government department assuming responsibility for older Australians in all their diversity. ; Homelessness and housing services are reporting an increase in aged people presenting for assistance with no (recent) history of homelessness. Older Australians in private rental, or those entering private rental for the first time, appear to be particularly vulnerable. While the population is diverse, these people all have insecure tenure and limited income. ; In Australia there is no coherent response for older people in housing crisis or at risk of homelessness. In Victoria, the service response for the aged is focused on individuals with chronic health issues and homeless histories. Currently, the homelessness service sector doesn't provide a clearly differentiated response to those at risk of housing crisis or homelessness who are ageing.Availability: (1)

Education Development Project : improving educational and housing outcomes for children experiencing homelessness : final evaluation report /

by Hanover Welfare Services | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Foundation for Young Australians Education Foundation Division.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009 A National Homelessness Strategy Demonstration ProjectSummary: Education literature has clearly established the importance of the middle years of schooling as a time where average student achievement can plateau or decline. Critically, the middle years are also consistent with the age when children and young people experiencing homelessness begin to disengage from school. Children experiencing homelessness are less likely to attend school, more likely to finish their schooling early and not as likely to progress as far educationally as other children. This in turn least to limited life choices for these children and also longer-term costs in unemployment and lost productivity to the community. The Education Development Project was a two year pilot project jointly managed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Education Foundation division of the Foundation for Young Australians and Hanover Welfare Services. The central hypothesis of the project was that any improvement in educational engagement for children in the middle years of school (Years 5-9) who are experiencing homelessness requires changes in current practices in the homelessness and education sectors.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Gambling the home away : a study of the impact of gambling on homelessness. /

by Antonetti, Emma | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2001Description: 37 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Whilst recent research in Victoria has examined the link between gambling and use of welfare services to meet basic needs, there has been no substantive study that specifically explores the extent to which problem gambling directly contributes to housing crisis or homelessness. This study has sought to investigate the association between problem gambling and homelessness, and to better understand the pathways from problem gambling to housing crisis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Homelessness & [and] employment assistance

by Parkinson, Sharon | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: South Melbourne Hanover Welfare Services 2002Description: 78 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-54) Prepared for the National Homelessness Strategy, Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services -- tp.Summary: This research report examines the effectiveness of assessment and job referral procedures for income support recipients experiencing homelessness. This project was initiated to improve current employment assessment procedures for those experiencing homelessness, with particular emphasis on creating stronger linkages between Centrelink, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Department of Family and Community Services and the broader SAAP system. As one critical element in the system of employment assistance provided to job seekers, the following research project sought to investigate the completeness of the Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI) for a sample of job seekers experiencing homelessness.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making it work : promoting participation of job seekers with multiple barriers through the Personal Support Programme

by Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 142 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: December 2007 Summary: This report presents findings of an evaluation of the Personal Support Programme (PSP) by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services. PSP, funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and delivered by non-government and private contractors, provides two years intensive case management to job seekers facing multiple personal barriers. The research found that after involvement in the program participants had somewhat higher levels of economic and social participation and less interference from barriers. Many elements of the PSP model are consistent with best practice overseas, but two serious weaknesses are the lack of integrated employment support and the severely limited funding restricting access to specialist services for participants.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2), BSL Archives (2).

Outcomes for households receiving financial assistance to secure or maintain private rental housing. /

by McCormick, Peter | Wylie, Nicola | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2000Description: 29 p.Notes: April 2000 Bibliography: p.28-29 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29)Summary: This research sought to evaluate the impact of Housing Establishment Funds (HEF) in maintaining private rental accommodation which was at risk due to rent arrears, and its effectiveness when used to secure new tenancies with rent in advance.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Profile of participating families and their experiences of homelessness : Hanover Family Outcomes Study : first report. /

by Horn, Michael | Cook, Michelle.

Publisher: South Melbourne Hanover Welfare Services 2001Description: 34 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-34)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Who is in YP4? : participant profile and circumstances in the twelve months prior to entry. /

by Grace, Marty | Victoria University | Batterham, Deb | Cornell, Chelsea.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2006Description: viii, 125 p.Online Access: Website Notes: December 2006Summary: This is the second report of the YP4 project which is designed as an innovative way to join up services for young people facing employment and housing difficulties. (The Brotherhood of St Laurence is one of the trial partner organisations.) This publication describes the situation of the participants before they entered the trial, in terms of housing, employment, education and training, health and general well-being. It will provide a baseline for measuring outcomes of the YP4 programAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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