What is homelessness
The classic definition of homelessness refers to a lack of one or more of the following three basic amenities:
- An adequate dwelling place: security, personal safety, protection from the elements, private sleeping arrangements, facilities for cooking meals
- Security of tenure in the dwelling place: not subject to eviction without notice
- Access to spaces for social relationships: places to invite friends to sit and talk
Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated aims to counter this situation by providing a transitional period in which men can escape from the cycle of homelessness by providing a safe and secure environment from which they can launch into more permanent housing.
Types of homelessness:
The Australian Bureau of Statistics uses the Chamberlain and MacKenzie (2008) model of homelessness that makes Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated’s role in reducing homelessness clear.
•Tertiary homelessness: people living in single rooms in private boarding houses without their own bathroom, kitchen or security of tenure;
•Secondary homelessness: people moving between various forms of temporary shelter including friends, emergency accommodation, youth refuges, hostels and boarding houses;
•Primary homelessness: people without conventional accommodation (living in the streets, in deserted buildings, improvised dwellings, under bridges, in parks, etc.)
Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated ensures the availability of more rooms designed to increase Tertiary homeless, reducing the number of actively homeless, whilst reducing significantly the numbers returning to the influx of the active homeless from the permanent housing sector.