Presentation on theme: "Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Day 2012 Groups in Context The Homeless."— Presentation transcript:
Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Day 2012 Groups in Context The Homeless
Groups in Context Homeless Students learn about needs Access to services Education Employment Financial support Health Housing Security and safety Self-esteem Sense of identity Areas of study Extent to which community services groups assist in meeting the needs of specific groups Students learn to Critically analyse the relationships between societal structures and the ability to satisfy needs
Social Definition The homeless are people from all walks of life, who have undergone various hardships. They are often dismissed as second class citizens and experience discrimination in all aspects of their life. Homeless persons are REAL people who have endured extraordinary events & by their existence it provides hope to the wider community and allows society to demonstrate compassion.
Focus Question Focus Question Adapted past paper HSC question: 2006 Evaluate the extent to which community service groups assist in meeting the needs of ONE group you have studied. (8 marks)
Specific Needs SHE HAS S oup E ach F riday People experiencing homelessness belong to a vastly diverse group. Which in turn means that they have different needs and different abilities and often come from vastly different circumstances. Activity 4.
Financial Support : Centrelink payments, some homeless do not access these services, WHY? Security and Safety : incredibly unpredictable, insecure & unsafe way to live. Housing : Shelter is a basic human need. Employment and Education : Face many barriers. Access to Services : may not have the resources to access the services they need. Health : Experience poor levels of health Self-esteem : Usually low, Sense of Identity : Extremely difficult to achieve
Community Services MRS. WHEEL Extent to which community service groups assist in meeting the needs of specific groups Media Recreational, Spiritual, Welfare, Health, Education, Employment, Legal system
The care of homeless youth, women, men and families is a primary concern of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Homeless services examples; Single Mens Services (11) Women, children and family services (9) Ozanam Learning Centre (6) Additional services (3) Night Patrol services (4)
Ozanam Learning Centre The Centre aims to provide real opportunities for people who are experiencing disadvantage, to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Who is eligible? Males and females over 18 What does it cost? Free. Where is it? Woolloomooloo, NSW Activity 5.
National Affordable Housing Agreement Aims to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable safe and sustainable housing that contributes to social and economic participation. The NAHA is an agreement by the Council of Australian Governments that commenced on 1 January 2009, initiating a whole-of-government approach in tackling the problem of housing affordability.Council of Australian Governments The NAHA provides $6.2 billion worth of housing assistance to low and middle income Australians in the first five years. The NAHA is supported by the National Partnership Agreements on: social housing homelessness Indigenous Australians living in remote areas Activity 6.
Community Service Group Need being met SHE HAS Soup Each Friday Evaluate = Judgement call. What is the value of this service to the homeless? Impact on a Homeless Person’s well being Summary Activity 7.