The role of an Australian Homeless Health Outreach Team: Background, Part 1

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Lloyd, Chris
Bassett, Hazel
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Olivia Wood

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2010
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Background: The aim of this article is to describe the development, principles and practices of the Homeless Health Outreach Team in Queensland, Australia. The following article, in the next issue, builds upon this with a case study. Contents: Relevant documentation and literature was reviewed. The Homeless Health Outreach Team has developed a model of practice based on local and international experience. Conclusions: Specialized mental health services for the homeless have been able to successfully engage and manage clients by working in collaboration with local mental health services, housing, and non-government organisations.

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International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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17

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7

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© 2010 MA Healthcare. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.

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Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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