Service Sector Reform: A roadmap for community and human services reform – Peter Shergold’s final report
On 1 November 2013, the final report for the Service Sector Reform Project, ‘Service Sector Reform: A roadmap for community and human services reform’ was released. CHP has produced a summary of the report and will analyse teh reccomendatiosn further in the comming weeks. To read CHP’s summary click here. To read the full report click here.
Annual General Meeting and Parity launch by John Falzon
You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the members of Council to Homeless Persons and launch of ‘New Directions in Understanding Homelessness’, the November edition of Parity.
Keynote speakers include Dr John Falzon, CEO St Vincent De Paul Australia & Dr Shelley Mallet, General Manager, Research & Service Development, Hanover.
Date: Wednesday 27 November 2013
Time: 1.15pm for a 1:30pm start until 3.30pm
Venue: Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street Melbourne
Please RSVP for catering purposes. To register your attendance click here.
The Minister for Social Services – closing address to the National Housing Conference, Adelaide
At the recent National Housing Conference in Adelaide, hosted by AHURI, The Hon Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services, gave his first major speech on housing and homelessness. To read a transcript of the speech, click here.
Yarra Community Housing’s inaugural tenant art exhibition – art perspectives
From 14-21 November Yarra Community Housing will be holding their inaugural tenant art exhibition – Art Perspectives. For further information click here.
Optus community grants
Optus Community Grants are now open. Grants provide up to $10,000 in funding towards projects to help vulnerable youth. In order to apply you need to be a registered non-for-profit organisation. For more information click here.
Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program
The Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarships are a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The program is aimed at increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of Victorian women to enable them to join private, public and community sector boards and to effectively contribute as a Director. It is anticipated that benefits may also flow to participating community and not-for-profit organisations through better governance practices.
Nominations close 16 December 2013. To read the media release by the Hon Heidi Victoria click here or for more information and to register an application click here.
WIRE AMICA free gym program for women
AMICA has been given limited places for eligible women to join a gym. Eligibility includes women struggling with housing, who are interested in exercises together in a small group and are struggling to afford a gym membership. This membership is for an 8 week program at the YMCA gym, 1 hour free training per week on Thursdays from 11am-12pm, with a female trainer. Places are limited. For more information or to make a booking please contact Anna on 9348 9416 #2 or via email.
Graduate courses in Housing management and policy
Applications are now open for the 2014 intake of Swinburne University’s graduate certificate and graduate diploma in Housing management and policy. These courses provide participants with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the social housing sector, improve career development opportunities and use their workplace knowledge to gain an accredited university housing qualification.
Participants from DHS-funded organisations will receive a 75 per cent tuition reimbursement and time off work to attend the face-to-face components of the course. Participants must have a minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience or a relevant degree.
A course information session will be held on Friday 29 November. For more information, click here.
Moreland Solar City Project – workshop for practitioners – low income programs
This practitioner forum focuses on programs to improve energy efficiency in the home for those on a low income. It will present an array of perspectives in the field and will provide an opportunity for participants to collaborate via workshops. The venue for this forum is the Van Ray Centre at CERES. For further information click here.
WIRE – free seminars for women
Wire will be running a free seminar for women in November about partners and depression. For further information see here. This session will be held at WIRE, 372 Spencer Street West, Melbourne. Places are limited and booking is essential. Should you have any queries or would like help with making a booking, please call Moira or Shannon on (03) 9348 9416 (Select option 2) or contact WIRE via email.
WIRE – professional workshops
WIRE is running two professional workshops in December 2013. The first about understanding financial abuse (3 Dec) and the second about dealing with challenge phone calls (9 Dec). For more information regarding this click here. Should you have any queries or would like help with making a booking, please call WIRE on (03) 9348 9416 or via email.