Fact Sheets

Posted 11-08-2016
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Private session registrations are closing on 30 September 2016

Private sessions allow survivors to share their story in person with the Royal Commission. 

Thousands of people have shared their story and many more are waiting to do so. The Royal Commission will close registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016. If you wish to have a private session before the Royal Commission ends December 2017, you need to apply by 30 September 2016.

Posted 26-11-2015
500 Lives 500 Homes – halfway there!

We know the problem, we have the solutions and we’ve identified the strategies and goals that will see us through the next half of the campaign and beyond.

500 Lives 500 Homes is a three year campaign to break the cycle of homelessness for 500 families, young people and adults in our community who are homeless or vulnerably housed. By getting to know each person by name and surveying their individual health, housing and support needs, we can respond in the best way to each person and get them housed fast.

Posted 18-07-2014
Emerging Trends: VI-SPDAT and VI-F-SPDAT factsheets

These factsheets represent a snapshot of people surveyed in the Brisbane region during the 500 Lives 500 Homes 3 year Campaign which began with a Registry Fortnight in April, 2014. Data was collected and analysed for demographics, vulnerability, acuity of homelessness and various self-reported health issues.

The VI-SPDAT is the result of a combination of two tools – the Vulnerability Index (VI) survey created by Community Solutions for use in street outreach, which helps to determine the chronicity and medical vulnerability of homeless persons, and the Service Prioritisation Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) developed by OrgCode Consulting, is an intake and case management tool. The VI-F-SPDAT is for families.

Posted 02-05-2014
Emerging Solutions: Homelessness Research

The 3 fact sheets investigate the key findings of the report A Housing First approach to homelessness in Brisbane; Sustaining tenancies and the cost effectiveness of support services by Carolyn Mason and Dr Peter Grimbeek. They explore policy and practice implications across: 

  • Cost effective housing first interventions 
  • Supportive housing
  • Housing vulnerable rough sleepers.

Funded by the Ian Potter Foundation. Published in 2014.

Posted 14-11-2012
Emerging Solutions: Family Homelessness Research

This set of fact sheets, published in 2012, addresses the key issues coming out of A study of crisis intervention and planned family support with vulnerable families by Professor Karen Healy.

The fact sheets provide information on the key challenges for the families, and strategies for service providers to meet these challenges, in the following areas: