Peer Education and Support Program (PESP) 2014 wrap-up
The 2014 PESP team has had a busy and successful year. The team has participated in 52 consultations, 40 presentations, delivered 6 training sessions, facilitated 10 feedback activities, completed 16 media interviews, participated in 40 ongoing meeting and steering groups, sat on two interview panels, delivered six homelessness experience tours and provided 16 peer education and support activities.
Feedback received by PESP members had been overwhelmingly positive and they have used the feedback to reflect on their work and continually improve.
Ben McIlwaine recently graduated from the PESP team, after completing his two-year tenure and we would like to congratulate Ben on his achievements over this time. Ben has been a committed advocate and a valuable team member and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.
CHP would like to thank the PESP team; Bill, Danny, Jacqui, Joal, Lisa and Mark, as well as the graduates, Allan, David, Erika, Giulia, Patrick, Peter and Vicky for all their fantastic work this year.
We look forward to continuing this work with you next year.
Call for contributions – February 2015: ‘Homelessness Outreach: Reach Out’
Homelessness outreach is an integral part of the specialist homelessness services system. This edition of Parity will explore the the role of outreach in homelessness service delivery and in a growing number of mainstream welfare service providers.
Contributions of 800 – 1600 words are invited, with a deadline of Friday 13 February
Contribution details can be found here.
This one-day workshop will provide practical tips and guidelines for documentation of the care and support provided to consumers, families and carers. There will be a focus on clear documentation according to legislative requirements, organisational policy and procedures and sector best practice.
Date: Thursday 12 February 2015
Location: VICSERV, Elsternwick, Victoria.
For more information and to register click here.
Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2015
Hosted by the AHURI Research Centre, the Australasian Housing Researchers is open to all researchers concerned with housing affordability and homelessness, housing policy and planning, housing economics, housing sustainability, and regional, national and international housing markets.
Date: 18-20 February 2015
Location: University of Tasmania, Hobart
More info here.
VAADA conference ‘Evolution: Innovation and reflection in Victoria’s alcohol and other drug sector’
Date: 19-20 February 2015
Location: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
Registrations and more info: http://conference.vaada.org.au
National Housing Conference 2015
Date: Wed 28 – Fri 30 Oct 2015
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth WA
Join us in Perth as AHURI convenes the ninth National Housing Conference in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Housing. Register now to take advantage of the special super saver registration fees!