Tag Archive for: COVID-19

COVID, Inequality and Poverty in 2020 & 2021

This report is part of a series on poverty and inequality in Australia produced by a partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service and the University of New South Wales.

Congregate Living Facilities management of COVID-19 exposures or outbreaks

A Congregate Living Facilities setting includes facilities where people live on a short or long-term basis including for work purposes.

Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022

The report contains the section ‘The Role of Housing Costs in Driving Poverty’ which focuses on how financially vulnerable people are forced to make spending decisions on really tight margins with little or no discretionary income.

Vaccination Strategy

Shelter WA sees this as a positive collaboration to increase vaccination rates within this population. The strategy builds on the good work undertaken by the sector and government to accelerate vaccinations rates.

State of the Nation’s Housing 2021–22

By household type, the strongest growth in new households is expected from lone person households (595,000), followed by couple families without children (488,000), then couple families with children (361,000).

Community Services Bulletin

We’re working closely with the community services sector to ensure services can continue to be delivered to vulnerable community members.

Community Services Bulletin

The request for COVID-19 mandatory vaccination disclosure is included where service delivery involves occupations or workforces that are, or may become, subject to a mandatory vaccination order.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Updates

Questions asked during the webinar are being collated and will be posted in FAQs in coming days at the same link.

Preparedness for Border Opening

Hear from speakers at the Health Department, Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Communities.

Circle Green Community Legal

The inaugural Board meeting of the new organisation was held in August 2019, and the organisation was incorporated as T.H.E Community Legal Centre on 2 October 2019.

COVID-19 rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

New research by the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.

Community Sector Update – COVID-19 Response

Sector partners are encouraged to remain vigilant and adhere to the current restriction measures in place to ensure their own safety and wellbeing, as well as that of the individuals and families that depend on services.

Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions

There is a possibility that the Directions will apply to your entire workforce, staff who are in the same building or location as staff who perform these tasks.

Bring it home in the Budget

Figures released last month showed that at least 56 people died while homeless in Perth in 2020.

Polling finds overwhelming support for a budget boost to end homelessness

Findings from the polling, released to coincide with Homelessness Week 2021, show that housing, rental affordability and homelessness are in the top three issues that the community would like to see the state government focus on.

COVID-19 Vaccines — Information session for frontline community services

The Department of Health, WACOSS and Shelter WA are inviting frontline community services employees to attend an online information session.