Homeless And Homelessness

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-The word homeless is used to describe a person without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets. Homelessness is described as part of a vicious circle that is difficult for many to escape.

-More temporary shelters and rehabilitation sessions to help individuals find employment should be provided to assist the homeless in recovering their previous life.

-Many homeless individuals, especially the young, have fallen victim to a complex mesh of social, economic and mental disadvantages. In 2009, a study by social researchers in Melbourne's RMIT showed that 30% of homeless people suffered from a mental disorder.

-The causes of homelessness among majority of young people are strongly linked to relationship and family
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Therefore when one catches a virus such as measles it rapidly spreads from one person to another due to constant migration and close contact.

-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Northern Territory do not feel safe or welcomed to get help financially, and to see a doctor when not in good health. They associate hospitals and doctors with death, therefore, out of fear they do not visit neither of the two. Therefore, many succumb to their illnesses without the aid of medical assistance.

-More than 25% of homeless people are made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians

-30% of homeless people in Australia are born overseas

-NSW had approximately 28,000 homeless people in the state, Victoria has approximately 23,000 homeless people, Queensland has approximately 20,000 homeless individuals, South Australia has approximately 6,000 homeless individuals, Western Australia has approximately around 9,500 homeless individuals, Tasmania has approximately 1,600 homeless individuals, the Northern Territory has approximately a shocking 15,500 homeless individuals and the ACT has approximately 1,800 homeless individuals.

-6% of homeless individuals in Australia are staying at improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out, 20% are supported by accommodation for the homeless, 17% are staying temporarily with other households, a further 17% are resigning at boarding houses, 1% inhabit other temporary lodging and a

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