When we look at the numbers of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage in Brisbane, a worrying picture emerges.
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.
Pathways Hospital Admission and Discharge Pilot Project
A summary of the first 12 months January – December 2015
Pathways targets vulnerable populations who are homeless or vulnerably housed with multiple and complex health and social support needs prior to discharge from hospital. For more information visit the dedicated webpage.
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.
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.
Key Findings from An Economic Evaluation of the Homeless to Home Healthcare After-Hours Service, a report by Professor Luke Connelly, 2014.
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.
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: