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Cameron Parsell
Paul Memmott and his colleagues have contributed to understandings of homelessness in Australia by demonstrating some of the uniqueness and nuances in Aboriginal housing and homelessness (Memmott et al. 2003; Memmott and Chambers this issue). This...
Cameron Parsell
Homelessness has been a perennial concern for sociologists. It is a confronting phenomenon that can challenge western notions of home, a discrete family unit and the ascetics and order of public space. To be without a home and to reside in public...
Cameron Parsell, Mitch Parsell
It has long been assumed that homelessness is a personal choice. As a choice, homelessness is embedded within debates about deviant behaviours and problematic pathologies. The “homeless person” is either making calculated and immoral choices to be...
Cameron Parsell, Greg Marston
A prevention framework represents one of the fundamental means of the Australian Government's contemporary drive to achieve permanent reductions in homelessness. Consistent with prevailing policies in the UK and US, Australia has approached...
Maree Petersen, Cameron Parsell
The largest proportion of older women presenting with housing crisis in Australia have led conventional lives, and rented whilst working and raising a family. Few have previously had involvement with welfare and other support systems. Older women’s...
Cameron Parsell, Andrew Jones, Brian Head
Many welfare states throughout the industrialised world have recently implemented policies to achieve targeted reductions in homelessness. These policy and welfare initiatives differ across national contexts. They are similar, however, in moving...
Cameron Parsell, Ornella Moutou, Eduardo Lucio, Sharon Parkinson
This research project evaluated the effectiveness of supportive housing models. It found that they were generally effective at supporting tenants—many of whom had a history of chronic homelessness—to sustain tenancies and make improvements in their...
Cameron Parsell, Charlotte ten Have, Michelle Denton, Zoe Walter
Objectives The aims of the present study were to examine tenants’ experiences of a model of integrated health care and supportive housing and to identify whether integrated health care and supportive housing improved self-reported health and...
Hal Pawson, Cameron Parsell, Peter Saunders, Trish Hill, Edgar Liu
Inspired by the ground-breaking UK Homelessness Monitor, the Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 is the first independent analysis examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as its social, economic and...
Laura J. Ferris, Jolanda Jetten, Melissa Johnstone, Elise Girdham, Cameron Parsell, Zoe C. Walter
Frontline employees in the helping professions often perform their duties against a difficult backdrop, including a complex client base and ongoing themes of crisis, suffering, and distress. These factors combine to create an environment in which...
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The image, or images, of homelessness and homeless people in the collective psyche can be different from the way they are considered by professionals working in the field. People with experience of homelessness, the general public, researchers,...