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Concerns Raised Over NDIS Barriers for Homeless People With Disability

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 -  There are calls for greater National Disability Insurance Scheme accessibility for disadvantaged groups, with an expert warning it is “nearly impossible” for homeless people

Opinion

We Need to Talk About The Rising Tragedy of Homeless Elderly People

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 15th March 2018 -  The rising number of low-income and homeless elderly people being locked out of aged care is one that needs urgent attention, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking.

Spotlight

Putting the Shoe On the Other Foot

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  While at first glance a flip-flop may not seem the most useful footwear for Australia’s homeless population, the new Soul to Sole initiative is providing unexpected support for

Fears of Discrimination Stopping LGBTQ People Accessing Homeless Services

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  Negative experiences or fears of discrimination and being misgendered are creating barriers to  LGBTQ people accessing homelessness services, despite them being at least twice

Indigenous Homeless Hit Hardest By Funding Uncertainty

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th January 2017 -  Ongoing funding uncertainty is restricting homelessness support for Indigenous Australians, according to a new report. Research from AHURI has found there are no government programs

Vic Govt Announce $120M to Boost Social Housing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Victorian government has announced it will invest nearly $120 million to boost Victoria’s supply of social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley

Bank of Melbourne Slammed for Calling Homeless “Inconsiderate”

Wendy Williams, Monday, 25th July 2016 -  A sign posted outside a Bank of Melbourne branch has caused outrage after branding a homeless person as “inconsiderate” for sleeping in the foyer. The Footscray branch put a notice

Developer Pushes for Pop-Up Shelters for the Homeless

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  Feature: A Melbourne property developer is on a mission to develop social and affordable housing on a national scale. He’s starting with what some might describe as a quirky idea

Technology and People Power Critical to Homeless Website

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 -  Ask Izzy, the mobile website that connects people who are homeless or at risk with services has had a strong first month, but the organisation behind it says there is more hard work to

Cycle of Youth Homelessness Needs Intervention – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th February 2016 -  Up to one in seven young people could be at risk of homelessness due to poor family relationships and mental health issues, according to a new report from Mission Australia. The Not…

Turnbull Launches Homeless App

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 29th January 2016 - 
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new mobile website that will connect homeless people, or those that are at risk of being homeless, with service providers. Speaking…

Opinion

Are Homelessness Services Essential Services?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  As the national peak body for homelessness in Australia prepares to close its doors due to federal defunding, the out-going CEO of Homelessness Australia, Glenda Stevens, asks if
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