Tag Archive for: Homelessness

John Carey MLA: Statement regarding homelessness drop-in centre

I respect the right of councils to make decisions but does not mean they should not be publicly scrutinised, and held to account.

Report shows funding for WA homeless services inadequate

This report is based on findings from 73 homelessness services operating across WA and outcomes from focus groups comprising of homelessness service CEOs and managers.

The Funding of Western Australian Homelessness Services

This report is based on findings from 73 homelessness services operating across WA and outcomes from focus groups comprising of homelessness service CEOs and managers.

Budget Briefing

Increased investment to spot purchase homes to increase social housing supply is very welcome.

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

It considered literature and policy from Australia and a small number of international comparator policies; conducted online surveys of landlords and of economists; and consulted key stake holders.

Infection Control Program

The program will be overseen by Shelter WA’s Infection Control Program Reference Group.

Centre for Social Impact Research into homelessness services funding

The next step of the research will be an analysis of the survey data and the collection of qualitative data through a number of focus groups and case studies.

Inquiry into the financial administration of homelessness services

The extension will allow us to incorporate findings of the research being undertaken by the Centre for Social Impact, UWA, on behalf of Shelter WA.

Online Homelessness Services Portal

The portal concept was identified following discussions between the Department of Communities and community service organisations, with significant input provided by people with lived experience of homelessness.

Vaccinations to vulnerable populations

As targeted activities can occur from now up to end June 2022 the WA Primary Health Alliance are looking to keep the processes simple.

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.

Commissioning Strategy – Update

The Department has indicated it intends to undertake the following work as the next steps in commissioning across homelessness services.

Homelessness inquiry holds first hearing

Shelter WA has received an extension and will be providing a submission to the inquiry by Friday, 1 April 2022.

Research into funding of homelessness services

The Centre for Social Impact UWA has been awarded this work and the project is being overseen by a small advisory group of services providers.

Parity Launch

With its stunning front page artwork from First Nations artist Nerolie Bynder this edition of Parity is a must have for anyone who wants an understanding of work being done in Western Australia to end homelessness.

Ending homelessness in Australia: An evidence and policy deep dive

Homelessness is a complex problem. If we are to end it, we need to understand and engage all levers available to us.