Ainsley is on the move

Ainsley Jones, Shelter WA’s Graduate Policy Officer has accepted a new role as a Project Worker on Ruah’s Zero Project team.

Ainsley, who has been at Shelter WA for over a year, worked for four months as an economic research intern before moving into the Graduate Policy Officer position after finishing her studies at Curtin University.

Housing First

In her new role at Ruah, she will be supporting the roll out of Housing First work in the Mandurah and Rockingham areas using the Advance to Zero methodology to drive a reduction in rough sleeping and chronic homelessness. The project uses the By-Name List and collaborative working groups to help the local service system develop a coordinated response based on a collective impact approach.

Ainsley has worked on a number of policy and project initiatives at Shelter WA including energy efficiency options for homes, including changes to the National Construction Code, research, data gathering and economic modelling to inform our pre-budget submission, recovery paper and pre-election requests.

FDV Toolkit

Ainsley is also excited to be launching the FDV Toolkit next week before she leaves. The FDV Toolkit is a website-based resource to support the community housing sector respond to family and domestic violence provisions in the Residential Tenancy Act 1987.

Shelter WA would like to thank Ainsley for her enormous contribution and we wish her well in her new role at Ruah. We look forward to keeping in touch as Ruah’s Housing First initiatives unfold.