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I've got 33 years of my life to work through!' - understanding iterative homelessness: the case of people with mental disorders

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Robinson, C, I've got 33 years of my life to work through!' - understanding iterative homelessness: the case of people with mental disorders, Parity, 16, (3) pp. 14-15. ISSN 1032-6170 (2003) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

It is believed that one in five Australians suffer a significant mental disorder (Robinson, 2000: 5). It has also been shown that Australians with mental disorders may constitute a large percentage of the homeless population in some areas (Hodder, Teesson and Buhrich, 1998: 9). So why do some people with mental disorders become homeless? Why are some people with mental disorders trapped in a cycle of iterative or repeated homelessness, moving from one form of inadequate accommodation to the next? This short paper reports on a research project funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and undertaken by Catherine Robinson from the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney. The paper outlines some of the key connections between the experiences of repeated and ongoing homelessness and mental disorders.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:homelessness, violence, mental ill-health, trauma-informed care
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Homelessness and housing services
UTAS Author:Robinson, C (Dr Catherine Robinson)
ID Code:149823
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-04-14
Last Modified:2022-04-20
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