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About Us

The Deck is a clearing house for the housing and homelessness sector in Queensland.

It has emerged from significant interest across the sector including Government and community services, to improve access to research, tools and resources that strengthen practice and build knowledge.

The Deck was commissioned by the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) and Q Shelter has been funded as part of the Partnering for Impact strategy, to develop and deliver the project.

What Is The Deck?

  • A place to share best-practice information, resources, research, tools, jobs and events
  • A hub for collaboration between Queensland’s housing, homelessness and community sectors
  • A community working towards better outcomes for those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity

What’s New?

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Mental illness and violence among people experiencing homelessness: An evidence-based review

The US media is saturated with coverage of perceived threats to public safety by people experiencing homelessness with purported “mental illness.” This review seeks to harness our expertise in forensic psychiatry, addiction science, health policy research, social work, and adult psychiatry to highlight potential misinformation and provide an evidence-based update for clinical generalists.

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Community attitudes towards poverty and inequality in Australia

A seminar on the findings from the ACOSS and UNSW partnership report, presented by Scientia

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