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Same same, but different – 2019 in review

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  As the sun sets on 2019 – and this decade comes to an end – Luke Michael looks back at how the year unfolded for the social sector  If 2018 was a year of political chaos and upheaval, then

Australia’s welfare system failing to protect vulnerable people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  New research says low welfare payments are driving people into poverty and homelessness Australia’s social security system is increasing, rather than decreasing, the risk of homelessness

The woman fighting to end homelessness globally

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  In the years Dr Nonie Brennan led American NFP, All Chicago, the city of Chicago saw a 25 per cent reduction in homelessness. Now Brennan has come to Adelaide to help the South Australian

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health A different approach is needed to get more people experiencing

Australia is bracing for a tsunami of homeless women

Jan Berriman, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions. If a nation

‘It’s just heartbreaking’: Newstart recipients turned away from homelessness services

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Homelessness services are being forced to turn away hundreds of people every day, as they struggle to deal with a surge in Newstart recipients seeking help. The number of people on

Homelessness in NSW reaches ‘crisis point’

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Crisis accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney has almost hit capacity, new data shows, prompting calls for an urgent injection of social housing across the

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows. A report

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential

NDIS help arrives for Australians experiencing homelessness

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  A Sydney charity has developed a toolkit to make it easier for homeless Australians with severe mental health issues to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Independent

Five lessons Australia could learn from Wales on ending homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Homelessness is on the rise in Australia, and advocates say attempts to reduce the rising numbers have been fruitless. But Wales is treating the issue a little differently, and it

Changemaker

Run to reduce homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Keegan Crage is the founder of On My Feet, an organisation that helps people who are homeless get back on track through running. He’s this week’s Changemaker.        Giving a homeless
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