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When:

Thu 5 Apr 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: St John's Methodist Church, 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Street homelessness presents an ongoing policy challenge globally. In this presentation, International academic, Professor Sarah Johnsen reflects on what is (and is not) currently known about ‘what works’ in addressing rough sleeping.

She will draw on the findings of a recent review of international evidence on the effectiveness of housing-focused interventions for rough sleepers, including: street outreach; hostels and shelters; Housing First; Common Ground; residential communities; No Second Night Out; reconnection; and personalised budgets.

The review concluded that many approaches to addressing rough sleeping are not as effective as they might (and need) to be, and argued that in addition to investment in prevention, any new or reconfigured responses should be underpinned by five key principles including imperatives to: recognise heterogeneity; take swift action; employ assertive outreach leading to a suitable accommodation offer; be housing-led; and offer person-centred support and choice.

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