Accommodating transition: Improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

Accommodating transition: Improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

14 October 2021

This report calls for better transition planning to address the high rates of homelessness and service use among OOHC leavers.

This report has been published by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

It presents findings from a study into the service use and needs of young people who leave out-of-home care in Victoria and Western Australia.

Over half of the young people had experienced homelessness, and more than half returned to their family of origin to avoid homelessness. They also had higher rates of mental health care and youth justice sentences than other young people.

Access the report via the AHURI website.

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