Single women's homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Parity
Volume 30 Issue 8 (Oct 2017)

Cairncross, Angie; Lloyd, Paula

Abstract: There is very little research on women's experience of homelessness in New Zealand. There is even less on the experience of Māori women, our Pacific sisters and other women of colour. Few services for the homeless prioritise the needs and experiences of single women at their point of service delivery. This article looks at the experience of single homeless women in Aotearoa New Zealand and looks at the specific service example of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust.

Parity is a publication of the Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and the national homelessness publication in Australia. The aim of this publication is to develop an up-to-date, comprehensive and detailed resource for all those working to respond to homelessness in Aotearoa, whether they are working in government policy, homelessness, mainstream government services, social housing and other welfare sectors, in universities or other research bodies.

The 2017 edition of Parity is intended as an update to the October 2007 “Responding to Homelessness in New Zealand” edition of Parity. The current edition is an opportunity to reflect on the past ten years. What have we learnt? How have we progressed? What new challenges have prevented themselves in the intervening years?