Nowhere to call home. Issues surrounding homelessness and its prevention
6pm Wednesday 5 August 2020
Join keynote speakers Sarah Wendt, Professor in Social Work and Director of SWIRLS; the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space, and Associate Professor Kristin Natalier, Convenor of the Inequality Research Theme as they discuss what leads women and children to experience homelessness and disadvantage, and what can be done to prevent causes of homelessness.
Australia is currently ranked 6th in the world when measured by the United Nations Human Development Indicators. However, the most recent ABS Census data in 2016 determined that more than 116,000 people were homeless. In South Australia, there are almost 6,000 people who are experiencing homelessness.
Presently the subject of an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, in 2020 National Homelessness Week we ask the questions:
- Why is homelessness still such a profound issue in our ‘lucky’ country?
- What are young women’s and children’s experiences of homelessness and violence?
- Why are these particular groups considered ‘the hidden homeless’?