Homelessness In Australia

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he issue which is being discussed in this proposal is the young homelessness which is a major issue in Australia. Firstly this proposal will describe the situation of the homeless people in Australia. The homeless people in Australia has been an issue since the arrival of the first fleet. The social stigma on young homeless individuals leads to inequality as they are marginalised from society. A strategy which can help solve this issue is creating more shelter homes and making them easily accessible. Also, within these shelter homes, creating an education system, and providing counselling services, as well as drug and alcohol counselling. This can ensure the children are attending, and the human service workers can view their progress along …show more content…

This will benefit the young individuals by keeping them safe, giving them education, as well as helping them find jobs. The caregivers will also benefit from this proposal, as there will be more jobs available by opening more shelter homes. The benefits of this strategy will also help these young individuals as they will be creating a relationship with the caregivers, which can help them build a sense of belonging to the place. Chenoweth & McAuliffe 2014 mention that the result of a caregiver focusing and helping the young individual will help them transition into adolescence in a positive manner. It is important to understand that within in these shelter homes there will be many opportunities provided, which makes it easier for things like education, and counselling to be accessed within the shelter homes. The human service workers will monitor and ensure the young individuals are receiving progress from education and the counselling services. Adding onto this idea, due to the stigma placed on the young homeless, they are unable to provide the skills they have to society. The help of these shelter homes can also encourage the young individuals to engage in society, as their skills can benefit society as a whole. Furthermore, the encouragement of helping the young homeless will keep them out of trouble while being on the streets, it reduces the risk of mysterious …show more content…

There are limitations, these limitations are that young people will find it difficult to join these services. Another limitation is the financial issues of building these new homes, and employing human service workers, as well as the building of these new shelter homes. Jamrozik 2009 mentions that such changes are examined and assessed by identifying all costs and benefits, as well as the way the government looks at the social indicators of their outcomes. The government must agree and view this change as a positive outcome for society. This strategy can cost the government less, if volunteers contribute to work and help out in these shelter homes, as well as setting up a community charity to pay for the resources within the shelter homes. Adding onto this idea, the help of volunteers and the community charity will be a way of overcoming these limitations. In conclusion, this proposal of adding more resources to shelter homes, as well as creating more shelter homes for the young homeless will benefit society as a whole. The young homeless individuals will receive education, counselling within these shelter homes. Furthermore, their rights as human rights will be met, as the shelter homes will be providing basic provisions. Although, this strategy may have some limitations but there are ways to overcome them and ensure that it will be successful and

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