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World Homelessness Day 10th October

This year you can participate in World Homelessness Day by- Downloading the digital campaign kit and using the resources to smash the top 5 homeless myths Using the #HomelessTruths hashtag on social media Visiting vhn.org.au and downloading the social media tiles Sharing #HomelessTruths with your local State / Federal MP and urge them to invest […]

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More Housing Support For Homeless In Mildura

More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. These are funded through the Labor Government’s $27 million Accommodation for Homeless program. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-housing-support-for-homeless-in-mildura/

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Clear connection between homelessness and inadequate Newstart payments, says Homelessness Australia

In the past six years across Australia, the number of people on Newstart payments seeking assistance from homelessness services increased by 75%, according to a new analysis by Homelessness Australia. This has easily outpaced the growth in the number of people receiving Newstart, which rose by 28% over the same period. https://chp.org.au/media-releases/clear-connection-between-homelessness-and-inadequate-newstart-payments-says-homelessness-australia/

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New Approach To Reduce Homelessness For Victorians

Nearly 60 Victorians experiencing chronic homelessness have moved into stable housing, thanks to an innovative partnership led by the Andrews Labor Government. The Journey to Social Inclusion program is a joint project with Sacred Heart Mission, supported by NAB, which aims to deliver long-term housing and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Victorians. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-approach-to-reduce-homelessness-for-victorians/

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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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