Tender for Housing First Support Services

The Department of Communities has announced that the tender for the Housing First Support Services (HFSS) is live on Tenders WA.

A Safe Place – Mental Health Accommodation Strategy

The Mental Health Commission has developed this strategy: A Safe Place – A Western Australian strategy to provide safe and stable accommodation, and support to people experiencing mental health, alcohol and other drug issues 2020-2025 with input from a range of stakeholders.

Experiences of Western Australians with disability finding a home

This report explores the barriers people with disability in Western Australia face when seeking a home.

Social Housing Framework Consultation

A consultative workshop for Community Housing Providers on creating a social housing framework has been announced.

Common Ground Locations

Three local government areas have been shortlited for the next common ground facility.

WAConnect Data Exchange

WAConnect has the capacity to collect data about services – opening hours, locations, and different types of emergency support that services can provide to people doing it tough.

Elders’ Meeting

Facilitating the conversation between the Elders and the Minister was Shelter WA Board Member and Chair of Noongar Mia Mia Mr Gordon Cole who reflected on the solutions needed to increase housing supply and end homelessness for Aboriginal people.

Regional Recovery Plans

The McGowan Labor Government have announced recovery plans for a number of regional areas of Western Australia including the Kimberly, Gascoyne, Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance, and Great Southern.

City of Stirling Homelessness Strategy

The Strategy was developed by a Homelessness Working Group and provides the framework for an effective and co-ordinated response with key service providers and government.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Taskforce on Homelessness Update

The sector partnerships team will look at sharing some consolidated information about the new Lotterywest framework with taskforces.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Taskforce on Homelessness Update

A survey on emerging homelessness and housing issues has been designed to capture and gather information across the regions around the impacts of COVID-19.

No Wrong Door Homelessness Blueprint

The final draft was presented to the Department of Communities, the co-design participants and other Sector representatives at a launch event in July 2020.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Updates

We’d like to inform you that our Interim Director Sector Partnerships, Penny Kennedy, will be on leave for the school holiday period (6-17 July inclusive).

SHERP Briefing for Community Housing Providers

The Department of Communities (Communities) is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Taskforce on Homelessness Update

With the conclusion of the Nous work and scenario planning underway, this meeting considered the future of the Taskforce and agreed it had proven to be a valuable information-sharing conduit between the Sector and Department.

On the Move

The Department of Communities are moving to a new head office in Fremantle’s King Square. By the end of June more than 1700 staff will have relocated.