Shelter WA acknowledges the following organisations who have contributed to the success of the project and the development of the toolkit, Tenancy WA, the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Council for Social Services (WACOSS).
Shelter WA acknowledges the HOME Project lived experience advocates (project participants) for their partnership and contributions, in the development of this toolkit, Shelter WA acknowledges the groundwork laid by lived experience and consumer advocates across other sectors including mental health, disability, and alcohol and other drugs, which informs this toolkit. Their leadership has greatly helped the development of this toolkit.
This Toolkit outlines a pathway for ensuring lived experience is embedded in the work, programs and service provision in the housing and homelessness sectors. It provides best practice guidance on meaningful lived experience co-design and engagement to ensure that lived experience is front and centre.
The toolkit has been developed in collaboration with the HOME Project participants, which means that the best practices as they are outlined have not only been informed by research, but more importantly the learnings come from the HOME project itself – the HOME Project lived experience advocates, project support and consultants to the project. What worked and what did not is utilised in providing recommendations and guidance within this toolkit to support the work of housing and homelessness providers, and people with lived experience of housing insecurity.