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  • 1. What do we mean by home ?
    • A Safe place,Stability, feeling supported,
  • Basic needs met, Protected, Learning environment,a
  • a caring place,an opportunity , , Fun, Sense of belonging, Connected to community, Relationship with others, Experiment and making mistakes,
  • Able to leave and come back, Positive and guiding relationships, Loving, Unconditional, Non judgemental ,Shelter and other amenities, A place where conflict is dealt with positively ,Family,Values , Trust,Boundaries,Discipline, Ethics
  • ITS NOT JUSTHOUSE - LESS - NESS

2. So what do we mean by homeless? VISIBLE HOMELESS(13%) Primary - those who sleeprough INVISIBLE HOMELESS (87%) Secondary- those who frequently move from one place to another, including specialist homeless clients Tertiary -people who live in boarding houses, or accommodation without own bathroom, kitchen or security of tenure. 3. 4.

  • 44,000 + CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE(0 25 YEARS)
  • ARE HOMELESS EVERY NIGHT IN AUSTRALIA
  • THIS IS 43% OF THE 105,000 PEOPLE
  • WHO ARE HOMELESSNESS EVERY NIGHT IN AUSTRALIA

5.

  • WHERE ARE THEY ?
  • From the last census data in 2006 :
  • 19% are in specialist
  • homelessness services
  • 16% are sleeping rough
  • The majority are with friends, relatives or couch surfing or places like boarding houses.

6.

  • YOUTH PATHWAYS INTO ADULT HOMELESSNESS
  • In a recent study of adult homelessness.
  • 42% had been in State Care and protection programs when they were young..

7. WHY? ARE CHILDREN ANDYOUNG PEOPLEHOMELESS

  • Family
  • breakdown
  • Access to
  • affordable
  • housing and
  • rents

8. WHY? ARE CHILDREN ANDYOUNG PEOPLEHOMELESS

  • .. only a
  • 6% of young people
  • are homeless
  • due to AOD
  • issues.

9.

  • Poverty,disadvantage,discrimination,exclusion,lack of access to employment opportunity,lack of adequate income,education, health and legal support andsystemic failures.

WHY? ARE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HOMELESS 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. YAA 2007 17. YAA 2007 18.

  • Supported Accommodation Assistance Program .. 1985 - 2008
  • Provides transitional supported accommodation and related support services in order to help people who are experiencing homelessness to achieve the maximum degree of self reliance and independence.

19.

  • Small youth refuges (- not shelters).
  • Supported transitional accommodation.
  • Scatter site independent housing models.
  • Case management.
  • Hybrid / integrated youth hub models.
  • Foyer like models.
  • Early intervention Family Reconnect -services.

20.

  • Youth (Homeless) Allowance
  • Medicare
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Transition to Independent Living Allowance.

21.

  • National Affordable Housing Agreement /
  • A Road Home .. 2009
  • To half all homelessness by 2020
  • To offer supported accommodation to those rough sleepers that need it.

22.

  • National Affordable Housing Agreement /
  • A Road Home .. 2008
  • Keyresultareas:
  • Turning off the tap.
  • Improving and expanding services.
  • Breaking the cycle.

23.

  • In 2009-2010
  • $442.6 million for 1550 homelessness projects.
  • 34% supported young people.
  • Additional $800 million over five years 2009-2013 for 192 new projects .

24.

  • Between 2001and 2006 there was a 20%+ decrease of 12-18 year olds experiencing homelessness.

25.

  • In 2009-2010
  • 1 in every 65 young people aged 15-19 years become a client of a specialist youth homeless service.
  • 18% identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

26. 1 in 2 OF REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONARE TURNED AWAY EACH DAY

  • THE DEMAND FOR SUPPORT
  • AND HOUSING
  • FAR EXCEEDS THE SUPPLY

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