Sector News

National Youth Homelessness Conference - Melbourne - March 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/national-youth-homelessness-conference-tickets-51799020264?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Tickets are now available for the National Youth Homelessness Conference.
18th and 19th March 2019
Melbourne Town Hall

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16 days of Activism

http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism

Running from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

 

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CHP - Homelessness Election Monitor

http://chp.org.au/homelessness-election-monitor/

The state election is upon Victoria and the big question is: what have the major parties promised to do to fight homelessness and fix our housing system?

To answer that, CHP has compiled this collection of the pledges that have been made by the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties. We’re adding to this list as announcements come through and linking to relevant policy documents (or where that’s not available, to relevant media releases and press coverage). 

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Community Housing Limited office relocation

https://chl.org.au/

 

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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EHN Practitioner Meetings - Last meeting for 2018 - 22nd November

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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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

By the end of 2018, 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 of having one created for them during a three‐month period, which started yesterday on Monday 16 July and ends on October 15 2018.

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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 is moving (for a while) - Information for referrers

Frontyard is moving (for a while) - Information for referrers

There are some big changes that will be happening at Frontyard in the coming months. 

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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

Community Services Industry Plan

VCOSS is leading the development of a broader Community Services Industry Plan with a ten year time frame, and complementary four year plans are being developed by CHIA Vic for community housing, the Council to Homeless Persons for the SHS sector; the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. A workforce plan is also underway for the family violence sector.

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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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Children's Network Meeting

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. 

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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