Victorian Homelessness Conference Update

Discover —- Share —– Grow The 2019 program includes the latest innovations in homelessness practice and prevention, new research, and ongoing challenges in policy and practice. Canadian keynote speakers Melanie Redman and Stephen Gaetz will discuss system reforms and practice developments in Canada, including the impact of the Canadian Housing Strategy, homelessness prevention initiatives, and the innovative Housing First […]

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Homelessness Week Resources

The Council to Homeless Persons have produced  Digital Campaign Kit for you to download. It contains: Key messages Social cards Key facts Suggested Tweets and Facebook posts They have also created an Events Kit for you to download. It contains: Key messages How to host an event How to engage media Event suggestions Here are some ideas: Invite your local State or Federal MP […]

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Housing for People with Disabilities

The Department of Social Services has developed a web portal that provides access to housing vacancies for people with disabilities and a library of information to support people with special needs in their search for housing. This service includes housing in the Loddon Mallee region and can be accessed at The Housing Hub.

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New Service Addressing Social Isolation

Many of the people that need housing and homelessness support lack social supports or links to community and this impacts on people’s overall health and well-being. In acknowledgement of this issue Friends for Good have developed a service to provide people with the opportunity to connect with others through telephone or online chats with volunteers. The […]

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Thinking About a Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health? CHP is here to help.

Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those seeking to make a submission the Royal Commission into Mental Health, entitled Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health. The upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will see submissions from a range of health and human service organisations. Individuals and organisations may want to […]

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CafeSmart is Fast Approaching

We are fast approaching our annual CafeSmart event and we need your help. This year CafeSmart is on the 9th August. In 2018 we had over 800 cafes participating across Australia, from Hobart to Darwin and Busselton to Byron Bay. We raised $238,720 to support 159 small community organisations like yours. This year we are extending CafeSmart […]

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Concerns Raised by Beyond Housing for No New Public Housing in Shepparton

In response to the Victorian Government budget allocation for building new public housing properties in Geelong,  Ballarat and  Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne, the CEO of Beyond Housing , Celia Adams has commented via the media about the lack of public housing allocation for Shepparton. Read the full story at Shepparton News  […]

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