Homelessness week gives us the opportunity to think about what having a home means to those of us who have them and to consider what it might be like for those who don’t. This week also provides an opportunity for those who are concerned about the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in Victoria to take action.
On 6th May, DHHS released the updated version of the Guidelines for funded homelessness service providers related to COVID-19 . These include the introduction of a coordinated local response to people currently housed in emergency accommodation.
A list of webinars and training opportunities that may be of assistance to you and your staff.
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.
Message from Susie Lukis (Statewide Childrens Resource Program)
Due to the current situation, the Children’s Network Meeting on Thursday 16th April, will not be going ahead.
While I am not providing face to face outposts, training or agency attendance, I am still available for all other support.
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.
This network will provide a forum for agency updates, sharing of resource information and practice challenges, discussions around regional themes, opportunities for case discussions and the potential to invite guest speakers as well as possibilities for interagency collaboration and capacity building.
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.
Three inter related reforms have been introduced in Victoria that will be integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing and safety.
Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing? #everybodyshome have created a breakdown for you.
A campaign to build 100,000 new, desperately needed affordable homes in order to alleviate the homelessness and housing crisis in Australia