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Accessible and Inclusive Geelong and the Leaders for Geelong program

In November 2019, the HOME Research Hub hosted a symposium for the Accessible and Inclusive Geelong (AIG) project. Around 100 attendees assembled to discuss the research to date, and crucially to begin to map out how the findings of the research could be used in implementation stages over time. We are pleased to report that […]

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HOME’s 3 Stories

At the most recent HOME steering committee meeting, our team voted on the 3 stories they would most like to share from the past 6 weeks. If you have any comments or questions on any of the stories that appear, please let us know by using the Work With Us page.  View the full episode […]

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Apartment life for families means living at close quarters, but often feeling isolated too

This recent article on The Conversation describes research undertaken by HOME members Dr Fiona Andrews and Dr Elyse Warner.  Newer high-rise developments in Australia’s inner-city areas are increasingly home to parents raising young children. In the 2016 Census, family households represented nearly half of apartment residents. Close to one in ten children aged 0-4 live […]

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World Homeless Day

Today is World Homeless Day.  The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010, and since then it has been observed on every continent except Antarctica. The day’s purpose  is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Homelessness […]

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Halving the rate of youth homelessness – extending foster care

The Victorian Government has announced that it will commit $11.6 million to extend foster care to 21, joining similar decisions in South Australia and Tasmania. Prior to this, young Victorians in out-of-home care lost their State support on or before their 18th birthday, leaving them entirely on their own. While half of all 18-24 year […]

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