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Kate set to begin international study tour

by The Communications Team

Residential Site Manager Kate Rice has set flight to commence an international study tour, as she researches into aged homelessness across Canada, the United States of America, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Some of the highlights of the trip will include:

- Presenting at the National Homelessness Conference (Edmonton), and visiting Haven and Connections for Seniors in Canada.

- In the United States she will be visiting Hearth Inc, Project FIND, Breaking Ground, and she will meet with the CEOs from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Community Solutions.

- In Ireland Kate will visit multiple service providers including connecting with Alone, Focus Ireland, FOLD Ireland and Simon Community Belfast.

- Kate will be connecting with key services in London and Cambridge including Kings College Hospital Emergency Medicine Department, St Mungos, The Connection, Thames Reach, Cambridge Cyrenians and she will be catching up with the Principal Social Work Research Fellow at Kings College London.

- And her final stop will be Tokyo where Kate will visit The Big Issue (Tokyo) and The Tokyo Spring Homeless Patrol, which is a street outreach program.

Kate’s trip will expand on the trip our CEO/Founder Bryan Lipmann took in 1992 after receiving the prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship award, when he travelled to the USA, Britain, Sweden and Denmark.

Kate will keep us updated on her travels! You can stay tuned for updates on Twitter by following @KateRiceAus (
www.twitter.com/KateRiceAus) or watch Wintringham’s Twitter @Wintringham1 (www.twitter.com/wintringham1) for the reposts.

We will also share some updates under this post - stay tuned! And good luck, Kate!


1 November 2019

First stop the beautiful Island of Oahu, a place of extremes. I saw Waikiki's opulence and then walked the canals amongst the street homeless. Thanks Partners In Care and Lauren Thielen for having me visit today. Great to learn about Oahu's homelessness services.



Such a sad site to see and smell an elderly man's terrible fly ridden feet that carry him around all day. Was thinking of our wonderful Wintringham clinical care team today and the incredible work they do caring for our clients #homelessinhawaii


2 November 2019

Mahalo to the wonderful team @IHSHawaii especially to Connie, Jerry and Reggie. The homelike environment and care you provide is extraordinary. Your residents look happy, safe and well on their way to new futures. Loved sharing our "home until stumps" story with you.

3 November 2019

Lovely diversion today. There are five species of sea turtles in Hawaii but the most commonly seen is the green sea turtle or 'honu'. I was lucky enough to snorkle with these magnificent creatures in the blue waters off Diamond Heads.


Aloha Hawaii. It's been an eye opener and a place I'd love to come back to. Here the sun sets on Waikiki, a throng of tourists and a scattering of homeless Hawaiians asleep on the grass. Maholo for your hospitality and showing me the other side of paradise.


5 November 2019


5 November 2019

I can tell I'm an Australian at a Conference in Canada. Edmonton is located on Treaty 6 Territory. The conference is importantly honouring Indigenous worldviews, spirituality and practices with a Sacred Fire, a tipi and many Elders being present..and they have so many coat racks!


6 November 2019

I have really enjoyed all I've heard at the 2019 National Homelessness Conference in Canada #CAEH19 So great to find some fellow Australians. I am here with Micah Brisbane staff Jim and Natasha and my brother in law David who works at the University of Alberta.


Presented today on Wintringham's work with the elderly homeless. Great to share a stage with presenters from University of Calgary, St Michaels Hospital Toronto & Centre for Addiction & Mental Health. Well done to Anna and Matt for sharing their lived experience stories with us.

7 November 2019

Homeless in the snow. Farewell Edmonton, now to visit new friends in Calgary. Worlds apart but a common shared vision. It was the big freeze today @ -16. Saw this fellow lugging his trolley off a bus. I suspect it's all he has. Thanks Edmonton, it's been wonderful. #povertykills


Want to read more about Kate's International Study Tour? Tune into her Twitter page for all updates!

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