Undertaking evaluations of our programs and services allows us to determine their effectiveness, build on their successes and implement continual improvement. What Makes a Difference Project Measuring service outcomes North and West Metropolitan Aboriginal Access Outpost Evaluation Co-location of homelessness and Aboriginal health services Melbourne Street to Home Evaluation: 12 […]
Launch Housing has researched the causes and impacts of homelessness for more than 75 years. This research continues to form an integral part of our service delivery approach to our clients’ changing needs and demographics.
Formerly operating as Hanover Services and HomeGround, we’ve conducted research into the key areas of homelessness.
Our research into families and homelessness has shown that a lack of affordable housing and low income support are two main drivers of family homelessness in Australia. In collaboration with Swinburne, we’ve completed research into families and homelessness, building on a long and important history of research into this area. […]
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 […]
This research confirmed what our frontline services staff were reporting, that increasing numbers of older people were at risk of becoming homeless or were already experiencing homelessness. Ageing Out of Place: The Impact of Gender and Location on Older Victorians in Homelessness Batterham, D. Kolar, V. Mallett, S. Westmore, T. […]
Our staff and clients have taken part in the following externally driven evidence projects: Opening Doors Evaluation (Victorian Department of Human Services) The Cost of Homelessness and the Net Benefit of Homelessness Programs: A National Study (AHURI, Murdoch University) The Cost of Being Poor (La Trobe University) Connecting the Dots […]
Housing and health are both significant areas of government investment. Our research provides evidence of a clear link between unstable housing and poor health. We’ve conducted research into the links between precarious housing and health, as well as the structural drivers of homelessness. The Structural Drivers of Homelessness: Exploring the […]
We’ve investigated the use of services by people with mobility, sensory and intellectual disabilities and examined the importance of gender and socio-economic disadvantage for the mental health of people living with disabilities. Addressing Homelessness Amongst Persons with a Disability: Identifying and Enacting Best Practice (September 2011) Baker, E. Batterham, D. […]
Housing and health are both significant areas of government investment. Our research provides evidence of a clear link between unstable housing and poor health. We’ve conducted research into the links between precarious housing and health, as well as the structural drivers of homelessness. Precarious Housing and Health Inequalities: What Are […]
Finding and maintaining employment poses a serious challenge for people experiencing homelessness. Our research provides robust evidence on the ways that housing and employment interact to both cause and prevent health inequities. Related research: Finding Work: Homelessness and Employment (April 2011) Education Development Project (October 2009) A New Approach to […]
Public opinion is an important component of creating the policy environment needed to address homelessness, and shifting public perception is vital in influencing public policy and legislative change. Public Perceptions of Homelessness: Quantitative Research Report (2006) This report summarises the key findings from a study into public perceptions of homelessness. […]