Local organisations ARC Justice, Housing Justice and Haven; Home, Safe came together during homelessness week to raise awareness of the ‘hidden homelessness’ with an event in Hargreaves Mall. The event, titled “A Car is not a Home,” included a car filled with household items to raise awareness of the issue of people living in cars. […]
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The Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council have agreed to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on the state of homelessness in Victoria, and in particular, the Legal and Social Issues Committee should — provide an independent analysis of the changing scale and nature of homelessness across Victoria; investigate the many social, economic and policy factors that impact on […]
Wales, in the United Kingdom has a law that compels their government to house people experiencing homelessness. To find out more see the ABC news website
The Victorian Women’s Trust Sub-Fund Program for 2019 is now open. To find out more about grant opportunities visit the VWT website.
The Federal Government will be conducting an inquiry around Newstart payments. For some background on this issue, you can read ProBono’s news article or to learn about the terms of the inquiry and how to make a submission, read the Senate’s media release
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 […]
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 […]
Senator Jacquie Lambie did a deal with government to get much needed funds directed to addressing homelessness in her electorate in Tasmania. This move has sparked public discussion about the housing crisis right around Australia. Watch Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Drum’ to learn more.
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.
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 […]