Council to Homeless Persons 2017 AGM – save the date
CHP’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 20 November at the Richmond Town Hall from 2pm. Put the date in your diary now.
Go LIVE with Sacred Heart Mission
Sacred Heart Mission is hosting a Facebook LIVE panel discussion during Anti-Poverty Week to explore pathways out of poverty.
Got questions? Tune in to their Facebook page on October 18 from Midday to 1pm.
Mission staff will discuss why social and economic participation is so important, what clients had to say at their last economic participation Client Engagement Forum and what the Mission is doing to help people out of poverty.
Mental Health Week 2017
The link between homelessness and mental health is bi-directional. Mental Health Day and Mental Health Week are moments to break down stigma and promote awareness of mental health issues and intervention. This year, World Mental Health Day is 10th of October and Mental Health Week 2017 will run from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th October. There is also a launch of Mental Health Week, to be held on Monday, 9th of October at the Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square.
Find out more at: http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au
World Homelessness Day Summit
Service providers interested in housing and homelessness are invited to hear from speakers addressing housing issues relevant to our local community.
Experts from the housing sector will share their insight into a range of programs and profile innovative practices and initiatives. This event is free but spaces are limited so register now!
Parity – Call for contributions
The March 2018 “The Future of Women’s Refuges” edition of Parity is now open for contributions. The central role and function of women’s refuges in meeting the crisis accommodation and support needs of women and children escaping domestic and family violence is at the heart of this edition of Parity; the fundamental question here being: What is the future for women’s refuges?
Contributions close 9 March 2018. Download the flyer here.
View this edition’s full list of articles and contributors here. Subscribe to Parity here.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria Conference
YACVic’s 2017 conference, Front + Centre, will explore themes around the changing nature of youth work, the complexities of our practice and how we tell the compelling story of youth work and its positive impacts. Find program details here. Front + Centre will be held at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne.
When: 18 – 20 October
A gathering about homelessness
A gathering to discuss homelessness and, community solutions to homelessness will be held at Brunswick Town Hall, as part of Anti-poverty week 2017.
The event, A Home in Moreland? has been organized by Moreland City Council and the Moreland Homelessness Working group. The evening will involve in discussion; council staff, local service providers, people with a lived experience of homelessness and community members. Interested residents, business owners, and community leaders are warmly invited to come, connect and discuss community action to fight homelessness.
When: 18 October
ACOSS National Conference
The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia. Leading thinkers and decision makers from the community, public, and private sectors will collaborate to identify challenges and workshop responses to move us towards a brighter and more equitable 2030.
When: 24-25 October
NDIS: Helping people with psychosocial disabilities navigate the scheme
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) have launched a new website designed to help people living with a psychosocial disability to better understand and access the NDIS.
The website Reimagine.today has been co-designed by people with experience of living with psychosocial disabilities and with accessing the NDIS. It includes information and instructions on what support is available to people with mental health conditions, NDIS eligibility, and making applications. You can find the website here: Reimagine.today
16 days of activism against gender based violence
Family violence is a contributing cause to 42 per cent of homelessness experienced by women. Nearly two thirds of homelessness is experienced by women. Homelessness is a gendered issue and attitudes to towards women are a major driver.
CHP is supporting the 16 days of activism running from 25 November to 10 December. You can learn about last year’s 16 days of activism here and we’ll keep you up to date with new resources for 2017 as they become available.
Department of Health and Human Services Update
The DHHS Human Services and Health Partnership Implementation Committee meeting’s September report is now available. The report contains a summary of the key projects currently being undertaken by the Department of Health and Human Services.
It includes information on recent initiatives on housing and homelessness such as the Towards Home program and Social Impact Bonds pilot.
Read the report here
Be in the know on social
Are you a CHP member, or just want to link-in with like-minded tweeters? Follow our curated CHP members and networks Twitter list here to be up to date on what the homeless and housing sector is talking about.
Face-to-Face Ice Training
Free training is now available for all Victorians who come into contact with ice-affected people as part of their job.
360Edge, consultants in alcohol and other drug responses, will deliver half day face to face workshops to frontline workers across Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s $45.5 million ice action plan ‘Taking action, Stopping ice.’ The training will roll out in multiple locations across the State over the next three years. New training sessions will be added to our booking platform regularly.
To see all sessions available and to register, visit: www.360edge.com.au/events/#free-ice-training
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