If you are working with people that have no fixed address, they must be enrolled to vote as having ‘no fixed address’ to avoid getting a fine. The No Fixed Address enrolment form can be downloaded, printed and either posted, faxed or scanned and lodged online. For detailed information about enrolments and voting with no […]
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 […]
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 […]
The upcoming edition of Parity is titled ‘The Inner, the Outer and Beyond’ and will focus on youth homelessness in metro and rural areas. To find out more about how to contribute see the guidelines for details.
In an effort to have input into shaping the State Government’s budget allocation toward housing, CHP have released a pre budget submission addressing the social inequities underpinning homelessness and targets for addressing the housing shortfall.
To find out what stage the Royal Commission is at, to see what submissions have been lodged or to lodge your own submission, see the Mental Health page on the Australian Government Productivity Commission website.
The ABC online news posted this all too familiar story about the reality of emergency accommodation based on a report published by the North & West Homelessness Network in Melbourne.
The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]
Charities are calling for increased funding for financial counselling services to prevent vulnerable people being preyed upon by “unethical bankers”, in wake of damning findings from the banking royal commission. See the full story at ProBono Australia
See the ABC news website for this story that explains causes of the increasing trend of working people accessing homelessness services.