Tag Archives: Trailer parks

Supporting residents of caravan parks

Caravan parks play an important role in Australian housing, particular for those who have few or no other options. Marginalised residents of caravan parks often face significant disadvantage and it is therefore important that a range of health and welfare … Continue reading

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Building relationship between caravan park (trailer park) residents and school

An article originally published in the Boys in School Bulletin (2009). This article is about engaging students (boy and girls) and their families from a marginalised section of the community.  Caravan parks are similar to Trailer Parks in North America. … Continue reading

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Community leadership: A tale of two residential parks

This is a slightly extended version of a paper that appeared in Stuart, G. (2004) ‘Community leadership: A tale of two residential parks’, in Education and Social Action Conference Proceedings, (ed.) R Flowers, Sydney: University of Technology of Sydney. If … Continue reading

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“I try and make it feel more like a home” – families living in caravan parks

A paper I presented in 2008. In this presentation I want to compare two pictures of caravan parks and their residents (especially families). One picture is created by focusing on the deficits or problems we can find in caravan parks. … Continue reading

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It’s nearly time to go: ABCD with transient caravan park communities

An article originally published in Parity in 2009. Caravan parks play an important role in pathways in and out of homelessness; and many marginalised residents are currently, or have been, homeless (Stuart, 2007). Because of their clearly defined boundaries and … Continue reading

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Families with children living in caravan parks

An article originally published in Parity in 2008. People who live in caravan parks as a last resort are a significant and often vulnerable group in the community. Families with children, particularly young children, often struggle with life in a … Continue reading

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It beats living in a tent (a survey of caravan park residents in 2005)

An article originally published in Parity in 2005. The Caravan Project recently completed surveys with 142 residents on eight caravan parks in the Lower Hunter with the aim of providing a snapshot of the park residents we support. The study … Continue reading

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