Homelessness and Palliative Care: A Scoping Study in Regional, Rural and Remote NSW

Palliative Care NSW is currently conducting a second study on homelessness and palliative care in Regional, Rural and Remote NSW.

The study will focus on access to palliative care, and the barriers that inhibit or prevent those experiencing homelessness from being able to access palliative care, within regional, rural and remote communities.

The definition of homelessness used within this study includes those experiencing primary homelessness, as well as those living in overcrowded or insecure housing.

If you are involved in a health or social service within Regional, Rural or Remote NSW, you are invited to participate in this study. 

We will be interviewing people involved in health and social services. Where possible we will conduct these interviews face to face, however, they can also be conducted remotely where required.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact:

Emma: office@palliativecarensw.org.au or (02) 8076 5600

Megan: megan@palliativecarensw.org.au or 0400 890 092

We expect to begin interviews in March/April 2023. Your views and experiences are extremely valuable, and all information collected will be treated confidentially and de-identified.

To view the first part of this study, Homelessness and Palliative Care: A Scoping Study in Metropolitan Sydney, please see here.

2022 Study on Metropolitan Sydney

In 2022, Palliative Care NSW was supported by Palliative Care Australia to conduct a scoping study into homelessness and palliative care within Metropolitan Sydney.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this study.

The final report can be downloaded here: PCNSW Homelessness Study

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