Sector News

FRMP Forum - June 27th 2018

The Melbourne City Mission Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP) is looking forward to hosting a forum on complimentary and creative therapies for the youth homelessness sector.

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Homeless Week 6-12th August 2018

Homeless Week  6-12th August 2018

Homelessness Week is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.

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Homeward Bound - A Walk to End Homelessness

Homeward Bound - A Walk to End Homelessness

Put on your walking shoes and join us on Homeward Bound Walk. An event organised by the Eastern Homelessness Network (EHN) in support of Homelessness Week 2018 that is held annually to raise awareness of the causes of homelessness and the solutions.  31st July at Ringwood Lake

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International Childrens Week 19th - 28th October 2018

http://www.childrensweek.org.au/what-children.php

Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Children's Week aims while at the same time acknowledging the designated year on national posters and other printed materials.

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Walk in her Shoes Tour - Magistrates Court

The Ringwood Magistrates’ Court Specialist Family Violence Service invites you to participate in the: “Walk in Her Shoes Tour”.

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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

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. 

Join the campaign

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Theme: Homelessness

Introduction to the Family Violence Sector Forum - 2nd May

2 May 2018
Hosted by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Family Violence Partnership, this forum is an introductory orientation for workers who are new to the family violence service system and/or the Eastern Metropolitan Region. 

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National Homelessness Conference 2018

AHURI, in partnership with Homelessness Australia will convene the National Homelessness Conference 2018—Ending Homelessness Together, in Melbourne on Mon 6 and Tue 7 August 2018 as part of Homelessness Week 2018.  

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EHN Practitioner Meetings - 2018

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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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

CHP explains - What does the Federal reshuffle mean for housing and homelessness?

Excert from CHP Explainer  - Jan 2018

A December reshuffle of the Federal cabinet sees new ministers for issues relating to homelessness.

While the Government have continued without a minister for housing and homelessness, two new ministers with responsibilities in relevant areas have been appointed.

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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

10 things Melbourne Council could do instead of homeless ban

10 things Melbourne Council could do instead of homeless ban

Message from Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

The Council to Homeless Persons has joined 54 leading homelessness, housing and legal agencies, as well as church groups, to make a final appeal to the City of Melbourne to abandon the proposed bylaws which would make it illegal to sleep rough in the CBD. 

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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

Peak bodies analysis of this years State Government Budget

What are the peak bodies saying. We hear from CHP, CHFV and VCOSS

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Theme: Homelessness

Changes to the Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Program

Recently, CAV made significant changes to this program and will no longer be funding ECLC for this work and has allocated funding to another agency. 

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Theme: Homelessness