The interplay of rural issues, mental illness, substance use and housing problems

 People with mental illness and substance use problems form a significant subgroup of the homeless population. International research has begun to document the complex experiences of this vulnerable group; however, less attention has focused on those living in rural areas. Themes generated a discussion around three main areas; (1) current housing problems, (2) pathways into unsuitable housing, and (3) factors contributing to appropriate accommodation. The need for agency staff to identify and assist with the housing issues of their clients is underscored.

Publication Date: 
2013
Publisher(s): 
Australian Health Review
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
1
Location: 
Australia