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Characteristics p10

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021) Homelessness and homelessness services.  Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-welfare/homelessness-and-homelessness-services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021)  Older Australians housing and living arrangements. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/older-people/older-australians/contents/housing-and-living-arrangements

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021) Health of people experiencing homelessness.  Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-of-people-experiencing-homelessness

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021)  Specialist homeless services annual report 2020-2021. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/homelessness-services/specialist-homelessness-services-annual-report/contents/older-clients

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2018)  Housing occupancy and costs, Australia 2017-18. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/housing/housing-occupancy-and-costs/latest-release

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2012)  Census of population and housing: estimating homelessness 2006. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/2049.0Main+Features12006?OpenDocument

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (2019)  Older Women’s Risk of Homelessness: Background Paper: Exploring a growing problem.  Available from: https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/age-discrimination/publications/older-womens-risk-homelessness-background-paper-2019

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (2008) Homelessness is a human rights issue. Available from: https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/rights-and-freedoms/publications/homelessness-human-rights-issue

Mercy Foundation. Older Women and Homelessness.  Available from: https://www.mercyfoundation.com.au/our-focus/ending-homelessness/older-women-and-homelessness/

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) (2022) External report: Integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness. Available from: https://aag.asn.au/libraryviewer?ResourceID=182


Services and support available for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

My Aged Care. Support for people facing homelessness.  Available from: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/support-people-facing-homelessness

Department of Social Services. Homelessness.  Available from: https://www.dss.gov.au/housing-support/programmes-services/homelessness

The following services provide support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness:


Delivering safe and inclusive services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) (2018b) Things to Consider when working with Older Women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Available from: https://www.oldertenants.org.au/content/things-consider-when-working-with-older-women-who-are-experiencing-or-are-risk-homelessness

Victorian Diversity Advisors (2022) How the Support at Home Programs can engage with Older People at risk of homelessness: A practical tool for community aged care providers.  Available from: https://www.humeregionalliance.org/homelessness-resource

LGBTIQ+ Health Alliance (LHA) (2020) LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia.  Available from: https://homelessnessaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/LBGTI-Inclusive-Practice-Guide.pdf

Queensland Community Care Network (2014) Voices from the Armchair Karyn Walsh for Homeless and at risk of becoming homeless (short video). Available from: https://youtu.be/mpwEaVRERpo

Wellness Diversity North and West (2018) Homelessness & Older people (short video series) Developed by the North West Sector Development Team (Victoria). Available from: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6Gy34NmN7NL3p6Bno3QoApytghdrA_BV