"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
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.
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Key Findings from An Economic Evaluation of the Homeless to Home Healthcare After-Hours Service, a report by Professor Luke Connelly, 2014.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Authors: Clare Tilbury, Peter Walsh and Jennifer Osmond, Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, 2013.
This literature review considers five factors that may affect parenting: mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, intellectual disability and domestic violence. The aim of the review is to map existing research pertaining to the impact of these factors on parenting and experiences for children.
Developed by Micah Projects, January 2013
Micah Projects works with children and adults to achieve a home, health and wellness, and safe and strong connections with family, culture and community.