Author Archive | Mellissa

VCOSS Funding Indexation Campaign- Get Involved!

The Victorian Council of Social Service is kicking off a major campaign around how unfair funding is impacting community organisations and broader communities. It’s an exciting campaign with very serious outcomes for rural and regional organisations and the communities they serve. Government funding provides around half of community services income. The rest is obtained through donations, grants, […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Homelessness

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 […]

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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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