Families, children and homelessness
Hanover works with a significant number of families with children. A key focus of our work is researching the impact of homelessness on children, and the factors that lead to families experiencing homelessness.
We’ve recently completed work to find out about fathers experiencing homelessness and the role this plays in them being able to see their children. We’ve also looked at the ways in which fathers’ experiences of homelessness impacts on their parental abilities. Click here to download a copy of this research report.
Families and homelessness
Hanover’s research ‘The Right To Belong Family Homelessness and Citizenship’ presents the findings of research which investigated how homelessness affects the everyday experiences of women with children. It examines how homelessness affects citizenship: the ways in which women understand and negotiate rights and responsibilities, belonging and participation. The research was undertaken in a context in which homelessness amongst families is increasing, with most families experiencing homelessness made up of women and children. Click here to download the report.
Click on the links below to download other Hanover reports related to families and homelessness:
‘Home First’ Hanover Family Outcomes Study
Hanover’s longitudinal study exploring pathways out of homelessness for Australian families.
Kicking Into The Wind
The second report in the longitudinal study of outcomes for families who have experienced homelessness.
First Report – Hanover Family Outcomes
The first report in the longitudinal study of outcomes for families who have experienced homelessness.
Gambling the Home Away
This study looks at the impact of gambling on homelessness.
Children and homelessness
Children experiencing homelessness are less likely to attend school, more likely to finish their schooling early and not as likely to progress as far educationally as other children. This in turn leads to limited life choices for these children and also longer-term costs in unemployment and lost productivity to the community.
Hanover and the Brotherhood of St Laurence delivered an education development project aimed at addressing children and homelessness. Click here to download the project report.
Women and homelessness
Getting My Life Back Together- Women, Housing and Multiple Needs - this collaborative research has sought to examine the ways in which service responses for women experiencing homelessness with complex and multiple needs may be improved. Click here to download the report.