Currently, homelessness has become one of the major social problems in Australia. It is common to see homeless people sleep at street sides in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. According to the latest statistics from the ABS Census of Housing and Population, there are 105,237 people in Australia who are homeless at present (Homelessness Australia, 2016). In other words, there is one person who is homeless in every 200 people in Australia. What is worse, the rate of homelessness has been growing in most states in Australia in the past few years.
The continuing issue of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is one that needs to be addressed in order to raise struggling health outcomes that compromise the lives of Aboriginal people. This is underlined by the fact that suicide, in 2014, was found to be the fifth leading cause of death in Indigenous populations, as well as one of the significant factors leading to a high life expectancy gap (ATSISPEP, 2016). It was also found that compared to the non-Indigenous Australian rate of suicide, Aboriginal people were twice more likely to attempt to end their life (Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 2017), which has consequently lead to the creation of policies and recommendations
Homelessness is an unsolved issue occurring day to day, worldwide. What the main focus of this essay will be are the homeless youth in Canada dealing with drug addiction and substance use. Homelessness is a rising problem here in Canada, there are 10,000 homeless youth on the street, a guaranteed 2000 on any given night. There are so many different aspects you have to deal with along being homeless, not only are they living life on the streets without a shelter, food or money, but the challenges they face daily just adds to it. They face physical abuse, verbal abuse, police brutality, weather changes, starvation, stress, addictions, mental illness, and other various problems.
Homeless in young Australians is a major issue within the homeless population. As statics shows that 18% of young Australians do not have money to survive on, 15% live jobless household, 5% deprived somewhere safe to live and survive on. This circumstance I young Australians occur young people in Australia occurs due to housing crisis, domestic violence, family violence and relationship/family breakdowns (brochure). The sources that I am using throughout this response include websites: Mission Australia, Youth homelessness and leaving home. Also brochure which is the main source for this response known as Homelessness and Young People.
Thesis: Homeless people in America should be given access to government services like food donations, and healthcare because it would improve life for all citizens.
However, there is still hope. While the injustices of the Stolen generation, massacres and centuries of mistreatment against Indigenous Australians can never be erased, we can create future in which these atrocities never occur again. These atrocities emerge from ignorance and fear, so working to understand Indigenous culture must surely be the only path to removing the racism that plagues Australia. We have so must to learn from the rich cultural history of Indigenous Australians, particularly in their spiritual relationship with the land they have lived on for thousands of years. If we embrace this incredible knowledge, not only will we eliminate the barriers preventing equality in our society, we will also be stronger as a nation in both environmental and social relations. Ultimately, we have the potential to become an example to the world of the way a nation’s people can overcome their past mistakes and pave a future of cultural sharing for the benefit of all
Canada is known for its amazing healthcare and it is considered one of the best in the world. In Canada, healthcare is ‘universal’ to its citizens under the Heath Care Act. However, not everyone has equal access to healthcare, Aboriginals being some of them. Aboriginals have trouble getting the access they need because of socio-economic status, geography, lack of infrastructure and staff, language or cultural barriers an more.
Aboriginal people are a name for the original people of North America and their descendants (“Aboriginal Peoples and Communities”, 2015). The different types of groups of aboriginal peoples are First Nations, Métis and Inuit (“Aboriginal Peoples and Communities”, 2015). In Canada over 1.4 million people identify themselves as an Aboriginal person (“Aboriginal Peoples and Communities”, 2015). Although aboriginal people where the first in Canada they are considered one of the poorest groups in the country.
"Home?" What is it? A home is having shelter, feeling secure, safe and connected. There are 105,237 homeless people in Australia (Homelessness Australia, 2012). Homelessness arises from many situations such as domestic violence, unemployment, mental illness, family breakdown and drug and alcohol abuse. These can all contribute to the level of homelessness in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2011). Being homeless can mean that you are socially excluded from your community. For the homeless this can mean a greater risk of them having poor physical health, an increased personal safety risk and their psychological well-being is also a lot worse off. The homeless have lost the basic human rights of having a stable living life, health
Developing an understanding of the history of colonisation and the traumatic and intergenerational effects this has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is vital to the work of Social Workers to ensure beneficial, safe and respectful relationships with Indigenous clients. Colonisation had and continues to have devastating effects on these communities, their cultures and their identities heightening the need of Social Work aid, particularly in areas of human rights, advocacy and the prevention of institutional racism.
Since the very first emergency shelters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence opened in the United States in 1967, survivors have continued to have problems finding available and affordable housing options (History of the battered women 's movement, 2009). In the state of Virginia alone, 3,639 families were turned away due to full shelters in 2013 (Herring, 2014). Of the homeless population surveyed in January 2015 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, 43% reported experiencing domestic violence in the last year (Ackermann, 2015). These statistics speak to not only the prevalence of domestic violence, but also the widespread homelessness that can result when survivors cannot find safe, affordable housing. If
The issue of homelessness in America has been evident since the early 1600’s. Across the country men, women and children spend their nights on the streets not knowing when or if they will ever find a permanent home. States and federal officials or city councils have tried to alleviate or at least reduce the number of homeless over the last several decades at a city, state or national level but it continues to be an ongoing problem. There is a multitude of factors that account for the growing homeless population that affects each state in the country differently. Though there are many contributing factors that contribute to the amount of people living on the street at any given night in the U.S. An effective way to address the problem of homelessness in America is to continue creating affordable housing, maintaining assistance programs, and continue creating workforce
Aboriginals are the first people to have ever lived in North America and lived quite peacefully before they were colonized by Europeans around the late 1400. Though they were the first people to live in this country they have very little representation in today’s society. Many aboriginals tend to live on Reserves which are little patches of land given to the aboriginal people. This is where they can hunt and raise their family’s. While others live in upper Canada like the north west territories. They tend to face racism and judgement against them. In the areas they live there are very little schools and education. With most aboriginal teens falling into drugs and Alcohol and out of
With the Canadian election taking place and the Liberal Party taking over, Justin Treadeu and his cabinet can focus on a promise that should have been dealt with by the previous government. The campaign promise consists of taking control over the high levels of violence against Aboriginal women and girls (Meghan Rhoad, 2015, para. 1). Meghan Rhoad’s, author of Keeping a Promise to Canada’s Indigenous Women and Girls, claims that (2015), “indigenous women and girls in Canada are murdered at almost four times the rate of other women and girls in Canada” (para. 2). The liberal party has determined that a national public inquiry regarding the murders and vanishings will be authorized. This will establish a moment for an independent investigation that will provide assistance to combating a plan of action (Rhoad, 2015, para. 4). Moreover, Rhoad states that the Liberal Party needs to support indigenous women and help them feel protected; safety for these women begin with building a trustful relationship with the government and the faith that the government will fulfill it’s