Victorian Homelessness Conference 2017 Summaries


 The Victorian Homelessness Conference was held on the 13 & 14 Septemb

 

 

Victorian Homelessness Conference Session Summaries

Where available, speaker’s slides have been inserted for download

 

Keynote Speaker Professor Eoin O’Sullivan 

Putting the home into ending homelessness Part 1

Putting the home into ending homelessness Part 2

Eoin O’Sullivan- Resolving homelessness for young care leavers – Ireland’s success Part 1

Eoin O’Sullivan- Resolving homelessness for young care leavers – Ireland’s success Part 2

 

The NDIS – is it working for people experiencing homelessness?

Kate Paterson, Consultant with a background in advocating for appropriate housing and support for people with psycho-social disability

Mark Rosser, Director Scheme Strategies, Scheme practice approaches, Participants and planning, National Disability Insurance Agency

Mark Rosser – The NDIS is it working for people experiencing homelessness

Mirella Rao, Flexible Outreach Support Service Coordinator, Launch Housing

Andrew HollowsExecutive General Manager – Research, Policy and Service Development, Launch Housing

 

 

Swimming against the tide: managing impossible demand

Heather Holst, Deputy CEO, Launch Housing

Heather Hoist – Swimming against the tide- managing impossible demand

Guy Johnson, Unison Professor of Urban Housing and Homelessness; Director, Unison Housing Research Program, RMIT University

Guy Johnston – Swimming against the tide- managing impossible demand

Wayne Merritt, General Manager (Acting), Homelessness and Justice, Melbourne City Mission

 

 

LGBTIQ homelessness – understanding the gaps, delivering great responses

Dr Cal Andrews, LGBTI Homelessness Research Project, Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia & The University of Melbourne

Cal Andrews – LGBTIQ homelessness – understanding the gaps, delivering great responses

Sally Goldner, Executive Director, Transgender Victoria

Anna Wark, Practice Leader – Service Development, Launch Housing

 

 

Resolving tenancy issues: learning about great practice from the specialist advocates

Angela Kyriakopoulos, Homeless Advocacy Service, Council to Homeless Persons

Angela Kyriakopoulos – Resolving tenancy issues – learning about great practice from the specialist advocates

Bed CordingTenants Victoria

Ben Cording – Resolving tenancy issues – learning about great practice from the specialist advocates

Sally Kenyon, Lawyer, Homeless Law

Sally Kenyon – Resolving tenancy issues – learning about great practice from the specialist advocates

Rachelle Driver, Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project Liaison Officer, Homeless Law

 

 

Modern life and family breakdown: Join the dots with youth homelessness

Dr Justin Barker, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Steven Roche, Research Associate, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University 

Barker & Roche – Modern life and family breakdown – Join the dots with youth homelessness

 

 

Getting young people engaged: Music therapy in youth homelessness

Asami Koike, Registered Music Therapist Melbourne City Mission

Asami Koike – Getting young people engaged- Music therapy in youth homelessness

 

 

Trauma and adolescent family violence: Delivering better homelessness responses

Dr Anita Morris, Family Violence Principal Practitioner, Department of Health and Human Services

Anita Morris – Trauma and adolescent family violence- Delivering better homelessness responses

 

 

Resolving homelessness for young care leavers – Ireland’s success

Eoin O’Sullivan, Head of School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin 

Eoin O’Sullivan- Resolving homelessness for young care leavers – Ireland’s success Part 1

Eoin O’Sullivan- Resolving homelessness for young care leavers – Ireland’s success Part 2

Eveanne Liddle, Executive Manager, Southern office, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Aisha Rizanovic, Young person with an experience of out-of-home care

 

 

Aboriginal homelessness: strengthening cultural responses / improving outcomes

Dan Laws, Victorian Indigenous Statewide Homelessness Network Coordinator, Ngwala Willumbong

Jamie Waring, Service Manager – Wadamba Wilam, NEAMI

Karen Derschow, SHS Support Worker, Southern Metro, Ngwala Willumbong

Faye Chapman, Aboriginal Tenancies at Risk worker, Child and Family Services Ballarat (CAFS)

 

 

Effective support post-housing: What works? 

Cassandra Bawden, Team Leader, Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Cassandra Bawden – Effective support post-housing – What works?

Christine ThirkellPeer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Jody Letts, Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Trevor Brown, Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Jason Russell Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Allan Martin Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons

Emma Ladd General Manager, Quality and Service Development, Wellways Australia 

Emma Ladd – Effective support post-housing- What works

 

 

Ending rough sleeping and chronic homelessness: Practice evolution

Tony Nicholson Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Sandy Forbes, Principal, NOUS Group

Sandy Forbes – Ending rough sleeping and chronic homelessness-Practice evolution

Theresa Swanborough OAM, Manager, Royal District Nursing Service, Homeless Persons Program

Jane Barnes, General Manager, Salvation Army – Adult Services

Jane Barnes – Ending rought sleeping and chronic homelessnes-Practice evolution

 

 

Reform reform reform: What has changed, and what remains to be solved?

Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

Fiona McCormack – Reform, reform, reform – what has changed and what remains to be solved?

Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

Jenny Smith – Reform, reform, reform – what has changed and what remains to be solved?

Peta McCammon, Director, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Peta McCammon – Reform, reform, reform – what has changed and what remains to be solved?

Lisa Morgan, Co-ordinator, Gippsland Homelessness Network 

Lisa Morgan – Reform, reform, reform – what has changed and what remains to be solved?

 

 

“Happiness is hugging a therapy dog”: Exploring the use of Animal Assisted Interventions with homeless young people      

Poppy Fotiadis, Frontyard Youth Services

Melanie Jones, Lead The Way

Jess Heerde, Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Jess Heerde – Exploring the use of Animal Assisted Interventions with homeless young people

 

 

Learning and employment – making the link for young people at risk of homelessness

Associate Professor David Mackenzie, Swinburne Institute for Social ResearchSwinburne University

David Mackenzie – Learning and employment – making the link for young people at risk of homelessness

David Wells, General Manager – Early Years, Education & Employment, Melbourne City Mission

 

 

Advocacy skills: How can we achieve change?

MP: Danny Pearson, State Member for Essendon

Kate Colvin Manager – Policy and Communications, Council to Homeless Persons

Lanie Harris Media and Communications Coordinator, Council to Homeless Persons

Lanie Harris – Advocacy skills – How can we achieve change?

Belinda Lack, Digital Communications Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Belinda Lack – Advocacy skills – How can we achieve change?