Sector News

RFVP Reform Implementation Community of Practice: Perpetrator Accountability session

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rfvp-implementation-reform-community-of-practice-perpetrator-accountability-tickets-62545363867

Eastern Regional Family Violence Partnership - The aim of the Community of Practice sessions is to bring together professionals to work through implementing new procedures as a result of the Family Violence Reform. This session will have a focus on perpetrator accountability. We will have experts on hand discussing key issues and giving advice. The group will have the opportunity to see how their organisations work in together.

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Victorian Homelessness Conference

https://chpconference.com.au/program

Discover ---- Share ----- Grow

With homelessness at crisis levels, how will we shape a future without it? Join us to share, discover and learn over two jam-packed days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 14th & 15th October.  

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Homeward Bound - A Walk to End Homelessness 2019

Homeward Bound - A Walk to End Homelessness 2019

On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless with 3,280 people homeless within the Eastern Metropolitan Area.

So, put on your walking shoes and join us at Ringwood Lake on July 30 to help raise awareness of homelessness in our community.

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Specialist Homelessness Sector (SHS) Transition Plan

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/117/430/Specialist-Homelessness-Sector-Transition-Plan-2018-2022-1.pdf

The plan was developed by government funding provided to the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) through DHSS and guided by an Executive Advisory Group (EAG), and leaders from across both the SHS and DHHS. The content of the plan reflects the input of consultations held with the SHS and others around the state in late 2017.

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EHN Practitioner Meetings

https://www.ehn.org.au/

The EHN Practitioner Meeting provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.

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Childrens Network Meetings for 2019

https://www.ehn.org.au/practitioner-resources/the-statewide-childrens-resource-program_245s167

Staff from Opening Doors, Women’s Refuges, Family Violence Support agencies, Family Support Services, Police FV Liaison and other agencies who work with families experiencing homelessness and family violence are invited to attend. We love to see familiar faces and new faces are welcome as well so please feel free to invite people you feel may benefit from this meeting. 

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5 reasons the Mental Health Royal Commission must examine housing & homelessness - CHP article

5 reasons the Mental Health Royal Commission must examine housing & homelessness - CHP article

Council to Homeless Persons
22nd Jan 2019
 

The Victorian Government is establishing a Royal Commission into Mental Health.

The Royal Commission will provide recommendations on how to best support Victorians with mental illness. 

The Terms of Reference are currently being developed through a consultation process, and when finalised they’ll outline the parameters of the Royal Commission’s task.

CHP has some concerns that the draft Terms of Reference don’t mention housing and homelessness. We hope this oversight will be remedied through this initial consultation process.

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HAAG - Homelessness Action Plan project - survey for professionals and older people

https://www.oldertenants.org.au/i-want-change/projects/aged-care-homelessness-action-plan

Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) is working with a Reference Group and the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group to develop the Homelessness Action Plan. They need you and older people to get involved.

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DHHS Health Alert : Hepatitis A Outbreak. Vaccination program extended

Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to: Health professionals and general public

More cases of hepatitis A have been identified in Victoria. As of 23 November 2018, there were 211 confirmed outbreak cases, 10 probable, 13 possible cases and two deaths. 

The free two-dose hepatitis A vaccination program has been extended to further control the hepatitis A outbreak in Victoria. 

 

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National Housing Conference - Darwin 2019

https://www.nhc.edu.au/

Darwin Convention Centre

Tue 27 – Fri 30 August 2019

The biennial National Housing Conference is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia. In 2019 the NHC will be held in Darwin for the first time in its history. Registrations are now live with super saver pricing. Review the program snapshot and register now.

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Community Housing (VIC) Limited Homelessness Services and Transitional Housing office relocation

https://chl.org.au/tenants/keeping-you-informed/victoria/

 

Community Housing (VIC) Limited Homelessness Services and Transitional Housing have successfully moved to a new address located at Ground Floor, 19-23 Prospect St, Box Hill (diagonally across the road from the old office).

All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same

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Theme: Homelessness

Policy Tracker

Policy Tracker

VCOSS recently launched the VCOSS Policy Tracker to help you stay across all the major campaign announcements. It will be updated every weekday for the whole campaign. 

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Theme: Homelessness

Family Violence and Child Information sharing schemes

The new Child Information Sharing (CIS) Scheme allows authorised organisations and professionals who work with children, young people and their families to share information with each other to promote children's wellbeing and safety. Many services already work together to do this, but the new CIS Scheme makes it easier for professionals to support children, young people and families get the help they need as early as possible, and prevent any harm occurring.

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Uniting Harrison Office Relocation - 15th October 2018

Uniting Harrison Office Relocation - 15th October 2018

From Monday 15 October 2018, Uniting Harrisons main location will be 321 Ferntree Gully Road, Mount Waverley.

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Theme: Homelessness

Sign the petition for Victoria to build 3,000 new affordable homes

http://everybodyshome.com.au/sign-the-petition-for-3000-affordable-homes-for-victoria/

Everyone needs a home. But in Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are waiting for social housing. Another million live in housing stress, paying more rent than they can afford.

There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point.

But the good news is, there are solutions. By building 3,000 extra public and community housing properties each year, the State Government could relieve the pressure on the private rental market and increase the supply of affordable homes for people on low incomes.

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Theme: Homelessness

Everybody's Home campaign

http://everybodyshome.com.au/take-action/

Our housing system is broken.

Whether you’re struggling to find shelter each night or looking to buy your first home, the government can do simple things to fix the system - to make sure everyone has as home. 

 

 

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Theme: Homelessness

Swinburne University research study survey - brain injury

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/117/350/Research-Study-Poster2.pdf

Swinburne University invites you to participate in a research study to explore knowledge of brain injury among frontline professionals who work with individuals experiencing homelessness across Australia. 

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My Health Record Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

A My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one.

If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out before 31 January 2019. (EXTENDED)

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Interactive Fact Check Tool - Homelessness

ABC Fact Check, Unison Housing Research Centre, Sacred Heart Mission and CHP have collaborated on a homelessness fact check project

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Theme: Homelessness

Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund

A dedicated fund has been established to support innovative partnerships between the Victorian Government and consortia including the community housing, private, not for profit and local government sectors.

The $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund will deliver additional supply of social and affordable housing. 

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Theme: Homelessness

Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to King Street

Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to King Street

Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to our King Street home

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Theme: Homelessness

Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing?

http://everybodyshome.com.au/housing-infographic/

Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing? #everybodyshome have created a breakdown for you.

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DHHS notice: Safety notice about heaters

http://www.housing.vic.gov.au/safety-alert-vulcan-heritage-gas-heaters?utm_source=Council+to+Homeless+Persons+E-news+list&utm_campaign=ccae035ee7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_25_05_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47e37fdcf8-ccae035ee7-422975761&mc_cid=ccae035ee7

The Australian Gas Association and Energy Safe Victoria has issued safety notices for the Pyrox or Vulcan 48 series Space Heaters. 

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Census Data shows 11% increase in Victorian homelessness

http://chp.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Media-Release-4-March-Victoria-calls-for-better-funding-deal-as-Census-shows-surge-in-older-people%E2%80%99s-homelessness-couchsurfing-severe-overcrowding.pdf

The ABS have released the 2016 Census data, showing that 24,817 Victorians were counted as homeless in 2016, an 11% increase since 2011 Census.

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Theme: Homelessness

Rough Sleepers Action Plan

Rough Sleepers Action Plan

On Saturday 13th January 2018 the Victorian Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan was launched.

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Theme: Homelessness

Access and Eligibility for Financial Support for New Zealand migrants living in Australia

Information and tip sheets to help workers navigate the Access and Eligibility for Financial Support for New Zealand migrants living in Australia

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Theme: Homelessness

Anchor Lilydale is Moving

Anchor’s Housing and Support Services, including Opening Doors currently located at 112 Main Street Lilydale will be relocating and available at the following new address from Friday 22nd September 2017

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Theme: Homelessness

100,000 Homes - The movement for housing security for all Australians

http://www.endthehousingcrisis.org.au/100khomes

A campaign to build 100,000 new, desperately needed affordable homes in order to alleviate the homelessness and housing crisis in Australia  

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CHP's update on the Affordable Housing Strategy - Homes for Victorians

A Message from Council to homeless persons (CHP)

On Monday, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas released the affordable housing plan 'Homes for Victorians'. This includes several recent announcements, including the $1 billion fund to grow social housing announced last month, as well as new initiatives. The sections that will have most impact on homelessness include:

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Theme: Homelessness

The Private Rooming House Operators Act

The new Rooming House Operators Act comes into effect on 26 April, requiring all existing operators to be licensed by 24 August. 

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Theme: Homelessness