Far North Queensland Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Homelessness Project

Dawes, Glenn, and Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2014) Far North Queensland Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Homelessness Project. Report. Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] The Far North Queensland Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Homelessness Project was funded by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs for 2012-2013. Researchers from The Cairns Institute (James Cook University) conducted the project in collaboration with the Department of Communities (Child Safety and Disability), Centacare Migrant Services (Cairns) and the Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS).

The major aims of the two year project consisted of exploring the extent of homelessness among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Cairns and surrounding districts, identifying barriers faces by CALD communities when attempting to access housing and identifying ways to improve the access to services by people from CALD backgrounds.

Data was primarily qualitative in nature following an in depth literature review on homelessness across Australia. Initial data was collected through conducting a community forum with 34 participants from countries such as Papua New Guinea, The Cook Islands, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Following this in- depth semi-structured interviews were held with another 23 members of the CALD community as well as professionals from service organizations that assist in providing accommodation for those at risk of becoming homeless.

Item ID: 29150
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-09924023-0-3
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This report is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. You are free to copy, communicate and adapt this work, so long as you attribute James Cook University [The Cairns Institute] and the authors.

Funders: Mutilcultural Affairs Queensland
Projects and Grants: Far North Queensland CALD Homelessness Project
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 23:01
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 100%
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