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Healthcare responses to homelessness module 1: What is homelessness and who is at risk?


Welcome to the eLearning module what is homelessness and who is at risk? This is Video 1 in the 'Healthcare responses to homelessness' learning pathway.

This video addresses key areas:

  • How is homelessness defined? What living arrangements are defined as homelessness, or at high risk?
  • What are common causes or determinants of homelessness, or risk of homelessness?
  • Why can people struggle to move out of homelessness?
  • Why are health workers in a vital role to assist?

This module contains information that may be emotionally confronting for some people. If you find it raises any concerns please speak to your manager or contact the Employee Assistance program, Link2Home on 1800 152 15 or Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 54 63.

A certificate is issued on completion.


After watching this video you will be able to:

  • Recognise why health workers can play a vital role in the reduction and prevention of homelessness for people seeking care, through identification and early intervention actions.
  • Identify key indicators that a person may be experiencing homelessness, or be at high risk of homelessness.


The course is designed for all NSW Health employees and may qualify for up to 0.1 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.