The Role of outreach: responding to primary homelessness

AJ Coleman, D MacKenzie, B Churchill

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | Published : 2014


The White Paper, The Road Home, brought a renewed interest in outreach with its explicit objective ‘‘to offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it’. Outreach came as part of the Housing First approach along with some influence on the UK Rough Sleepers Initiative that has had a demonstrable impact on street homelessness. The research was conceived to investigate outreach practice in Australia, but also to include a field visit to New York, where a major outreach program has been in place for some years.