Enabling Local Communities (ELC)

Community services supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Ipswich and Cairns are being invited to build on their strong networks and enhance client outcomes as part of a new sector collaboration project called Enabling Local Communities (ELC).

The ELC project will seek to identify and strengthen local leaders, identify service gaps, and work with local stakeholders to bridge those gaps and work together more cohesively to better meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable and at risk clients.

QCOSS will work closely with community services in Ipswich and Cairns to consolidate local data collected during Registry Weeks in 2015 and build upon existing service integration knowledge and practices, with the goal to develop processes which are community owned and delivered.

Report Homelessness in the Cairns region - Analysis of the Home for Good data
Published: Apr 2016
This report - Homelessness in the Cairns region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (October 2014) - explores homelessness in the region, reveals general characteristics of the sample group in comparison to Queensland data, and some of the differences in patterns of risk, in particular between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous participants.
Report Homelessness in the Ipswich region - Analysis of the Home for Good data
Published: Apr 2016
This report - Homelessness in the Ipswich region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (November 2014) - explores what constitutes homelessness in the region, a discussion of the general characteristics of homelessness in Ipswich as compared to Queensland, and some of the attributes that are unique to the area.
Report Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Cairns - Preliminary site analysis
Published: Apr 2016
The 'Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Cairns - Preliminary site analysis' provides context for the Cairns element of the ELC project, mapping the local service system, identifying leaders and stakeholders, as well as existing integration and coordination mechanisms, and service gaps.
Report Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Ipswich - Preliminary site analysis
Published: Apr 2016
The 'Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Ipswich - Preliminary site analysis' provides context for the Ipswich element of the ELC project, mapping the local service system, identifying leaders and stakeholders, as well as existing integration and coordination mechanisms, and service gaps.
Report Housing and homelessness service integration: Literature review
Published: Apr 2016
This report reviews peer-reviewed and grey literature on what service integration is, what are the challenges of implementation and the conditions for success, and how it can be applied in the housing and homelessness arena.