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Housing and the NDIS

National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) and Shelter WA are delighted to collaborate to bring Joseph Connellan, one of Australia's foremost experts in the delivery of housing for people with a disability.

In this session Joseph will provide an overview of the NDIS and its rollout as it impacts housing demand and supply for NDIS participants. With more than 30 years in service delivery and development with human services, including as an executive in three housing agencies and a background of policy of program development. Joseph has developed and delivered training for both NDS and Community Housing Association (CHIA).

Workshop Details: Date: Thursday 8 November 2018. Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm. Venue: NDS WA, 12 Lindsay Street, Northbridge.

Cost: $100 NDS WA and Shelter WA members. $150 non-members. To register click here.

Everyone has a right to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home

Many people on low to moderate incomes in Western Australia live in housing stress, paying more than 30 per cent of their income on housing, impacting on their ability  to meet other essential basic living costs. Despite a recent drop in rental prices, rents remain unaffordable for many people on low incomes. The cost of saving a deposit and buying a house is out of reach for many with the cost of purchase around 7 times the average annual income.

Shelter WA believes that it is unacceptable that homelessness remains persistent across our State, with more than 9,000 people experiencing homelessness every night, and another 7,000 people living in insecure housing, one step away from homelessness. Homelessness does not discriminate. Whilst Aboriginal people, seniors and young people, and people fleeing family and domestic violence are more likely to be homeless, it touches people of all ages, genders, cultures and regions.

Ending homelessness and addressing WA's housing affordability issues can be achieved. With the right policy settings and collective goodwill we can have a society where everybody has a safe and secure place to call home. 

Shelter WA provides a strong, recognised voice that advocates for affordable, appropriate and accessible housing for all. We work with our members and partners to achieve this goal.  

Looking for accommodation?

Shelter WA is not a provider of accommodation. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, please call Entrypoint Perth on (08) 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684, or Crisis Care on (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008. 

For information on available housing supports across Western Australia, please visit our online support services directory, Housing Options & Resources.


Shelter WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.