Publications

Posted 01-05-2015
‘Not Now, Not Ever’ – Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland

In February 2015 the Premier announced the release of the Taskforce’s report and recommendations into domestic and family violence in Queensland, ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ – Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland.

“In Queensland the number of reported incidents increased from 58,000 in 2011-12 to 66,000 in 2013-14. What this means is that there are about 180 reports to police of domestic violence incidents every day. … It is beholden upon all of us—every single citizen of this diverse, vibrant state—to take a stand against domestic and family violence; to commit to protecting the vulnerable; and to make it clear to those who would hurt another, within a relationship of intimacy and trust, that we will not tolerate, excuse, condone or accept their behaviour," Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Chair, Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland.

Posted 27-04-2015
A place I can proudly call home: Every Australian Counts campaign – housing stories

Over 650 people with disability, their families and carers shared their housing stories detailing the challenges they face with inadequate housing now, and their fears for the future. Published in April 2015.

They also shared their dreams, their hopes and their aspirations for appropriate housing that supports them to live their lives independently and to the full.

For more information visit Every Australian Counts.

Posted 13-10-2014
Poverty in Australia 2014 - ACOSS Report

"It is unacceptable that after 20 years of economic growth our wealthy nation is going backwards in the numbers of people falling into poverty. As this report shows, most of this poverty is concentrated among the groups of people facing the most disadvantage and major barriers to fully participating in our community." Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS

Posted 14-05-2014
An Economic Evaluation of the Homeless to Home Healthcare After-Hours Service

An economic appraisal undertaken by Professor Luke Connelly BA(Econ) MEconSt, PhD (Qld), evaluates Micah Projects and Partners' health and housing model. The service integrates nurses with homeless outreach teams to provide healthcare to homeless and vulnerably housed individuals while also ending their homelessness. Published in May 2014.

For more information visit our Inclusive Health services.

Posted 13-05-2014
Key Findings factsheet from the Economic Evaluation of the Homeless to Home Healthcare After-Hours Service

Key Findings from An Economic Evaluation of the Homeless to Home Healthcare After-Hours Service, a report by Professor Luke Connelly, 2014.

Posted 03-05-2014
A Housing First approach to homelessness in Brisbane; Sustaining tenancies and the cost effectiveness of support services

A three year research project by Carolyn Mason and Dr Peter Grimbeek, 2014.

This research explores the experiences, and identifies outcomes, of a group of formerly homeless participants over a three year period, as they transitioned from chronic homelessness to a range of housing options, including supportive housing.

The report considers the cost effectiveness of the Housing First approach and was funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.

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 and explore policy and practice implications across:
• Cost effective housing first interventions
• Supportive housing; and,
• Housing vulnerable rough sleepers.

Funded by the Ian Potter Foundation. Published in 2014.

Posted 24-10-2013
An evaluation of Brisbane's Street to Home Program: policy, practice, clients, outcomes.

Authors: Cameron Parsell, Wojtek Tomaszewski and Andrew Jones, The University of Queensland.

The 2013 study provides a detailed focus on Street to Home service delivery and the outcomes and experiences of Street to Home service users in particular.

Posted 24-07-2013
Brisbane Vulnerability Index Register

The Vulnerability Index (VI) is an international survey applied to homeless individuals as part of the 50 Lives 50 Homes Project in Brisbane since June 2010. The VI identifies the demographic and clinical factors associated with an increased risk of death in homeless individuals.

Posted 14-05-2013
Creating Homes: Lives Changing

Stories Compiled by Ben Pennings, 2013

Creating Homes: Lives Changing shares the stories of 22 resilient people. It shows how supportive housing makes such a difference. Not in data and statistics, but in the lives of real people.