Causes And Effects Of Homelessness In Australia

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1. Introduction
Homelessness is a major problem in today’s society and I am writing this to provide information on the subject. Homelessness is when people young and old all over the world don’t have a home to go to at night or at all, but being homeless doesn’t always mean sleeping rough in a park or on the side of the road. In my report I will have information on, homelessness in Australia , why people are homeless, people likely to become homeless , effects of homelessness.There are 3 types of homelessness, primary homelessness, secondary homelessness and tertiary homelessness.
1.1 Primary Homelessness

Primary Homelessness when people don’t have conventional accommodation for example sleeping rough or in dwelling like sleeping in cars.
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Effect of Homelessness
5.1 The Effects
There is many different effects that happen to homeless people different people deal with different problems and some are worse than others for example:
• Instability
• Physical Health
• Survival Sex
• Mental Health
• Violence
• Substance Abuse
• Juvenile Crime
• Learning Disabilities

5.2 Other effects
Other effects of homelessness Is that some shelters won’t take teen boys and some don’t take kids. Mothers and fathers then lose their children due to that; a lot of kids get taken off their parents and put with other family members or in foster care.

5.3 Health Conditions
Children without homes have a higher chance of getting sick and having mental illness:
• Ear Infections
• Stomach Problems
• Asthma
• Depression
• Anxious
• Withdraws

Homeless adults also have problems also they are at greater risk for serious health conditions exposure to elements and unsanitary living conditions can lead to
• Frostbite
• Leg ulcers
• Upper respiratory infections
Other more serious illness they can be exposed to
• Diabetes
• Tuberculosis
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In Australia homelessness isn’t such a big of a problem as to what is it in America. To help out a homeless person by buying them some water or something to eat for them it Is like winning the lotto, doing this report has made me realise how lucky I am to have clothes on my back shoes on my feet a roof over my head and food in the fridge, aircon when it hot a heater when it cold. People who are homeless have nothing but they still get on with life. The Salvation Army helps people and families who have next to

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