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Aged Care Services

The Commonwealth Department of Health has invited Shelter WA to participate in a review of aged care services for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Inquiry into homelessness in Australia

The interim report presents the evidence received from the 196 submissions and a number of supplementary submissions, on COVID-19 and homelessness in Australia.

Mayor’s pledge starts now

We are pleased that the strategy uses the levers available to government to create more diverse, climate appropriate housing choice within liveable, inclusive and connected communities.

Lord Mayoral Forum

Facilitated by journalist Tim Gossage, the Ending Homelessness Forum successfully kept the issue of homelessness, one of the city’s biggest issues firmly on the election agenda.

Lotterywest Grant for vital homelessness work

The grant, made during Homelessness Week 2020, will fund several projects for both Shelter WA and the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.

National Response Plan for Homeless People

Shelter WA was pleased to join over 70 organisations and individuals in partnership with the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness calling on the Federal Government to lead the development of a COVID-19 National Response Plan for Homeless People Sleeping Rough.

Inquiry into Homelessness

The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has held two public hearings for its inquiry into homelessness in Australia.

Homelessness Week 2020

Homelessness Week 2020, a national week to put a spotlight on homelessness and discuss solutions to end homelessness, will look different this year due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Homelessness Inquiry Resumes

Before the Inquiry was suspended Shelter WA and the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) held a Pulse Meeting to engage the sector and to provide input to the inquiry, this work is now continuing.

Protect the Unhoused

Shelter WA along with The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness is joining organisations from countries from all over the world to demand the protection of unhoused or homeless people everywhere — refugees, migrants, and people experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness Taskforce Reformed

The COVID-19 Taskforce on Homelessness has been reformed with the intention of streamlining processes and further targeting work.

MEDIA RELEASE: Let’s support each other through crisis

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

Taskforce on Homelessness

This rapid response taskforce includes Department of Communities staff and homelessness services representatives to provide a collaborative response. A number of working groups sit under this taskforce.

MEDIA RELEASE: Hotel doors opened to those who have no place to call home

Shelter WA welcomes the announcement from the McGowan Government that they are exploring hotel rooms to accommodate people experiencing homelessness.

MEDIA RELEASE: COVID-19 – Targeted Response to Homelessness Needed Now!

Many people, already doing it tough with insecure or no housing, are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the homelessness and housing services that support them.

Inquiry into Homelessness

Shelter WA and the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) are preparing a joint submission for the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.