Please note these taskforces were operational in 2020 but are not operational at this stage.
After a meeting of leaders from across the homelessness sector a COVID-19 homelessness lead group was established by Shelter WA to drive and inform a sector response. On May 17, 2020, this Taskforce was reformed with the intention of streamlining processes and further targeting work.
The Taskforce separated into a core Taskforce, co-chaired by Tiffany Allen, Executive Director, Housing and Homelessness, Department of Communities and Gordon Cole, Chair of Noongar Mia Mia and a Consultation Group, co-chaired by Michelle Mackenzie from Shelter WA and John Berger from the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.
The Consultation Group will be the platform to raise the issues and risks for people experiencing homelessness as a result of COVID-19, and to develop strategic responses and solutions. As co-chairs of this group, Shelter WA and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness will be a critical conduit between both groups, as they are members of the Taskforce core team, presenting proposals to this smaller team to progress the actions and decisions. Further information on the progress of existing proposals and their authorising pathway will be provided as they come to light.