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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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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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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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VCOSS Regional Consultation on Emergency Events

Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) will conducting consultations across regional areas, inviting community and social service organisations to tell them about their experiences of emergency events that have impacted their clients and communities. Since 2009 there has been a range of changes introduced to the way Victoria prepares, responds and recovers from emergencies. To help […]

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Make Sure Your Clients Don’t Risk an Electoral Fine

The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the following notice for SHS workers: Victorians who did not vote in the 2018 State election last November may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice next week asking for an explanation. Homelessness, incarceration or serious mental illness are sufficient reasons for not voting. If any of your clients […]

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