Just released! A new research report by Jane Bullen, Didn’t feel heard, didn’t think I had a voice, didn’t feel safe: Gender responsive strategies for assisting women experiencing long-term and recurrent homelessness.
This is the second stage of a research project which aims to identify and assess gender-responsive service strategies and plans for assisting women who have experienced long-term and recurrent homelessness, and monitoring these responses.
Some of the identified strategies for services to better meet women’s needs are:
- A strong service philosophy that is human-centred, gender responsive, flexible, respectful, strengths based and that supports self determination.
- Services are safe, trauma informed and home-like
- Specialist or targeted services for women with specific needs.
The Mercy Foundation provided funding to support the two stages of research.
The research is available here: