Last chance – CHP Communications Survey
CHP’s online Communications Survey will stay open until 17 January, and we are encouraging everyone to participate to let us know how we can better communicate with people and organisations in the homelessness sector. It takes 10 minutes to complete, and we’d greatly appreciate your feedback. You can complete the survey here
February: Innovation in Mental Health and Homelessness edition
The edition will look at four central areas in Mental Health and homelessness
evidence and innovation, best practice, lived experience and policy directions. Please look at the Calls for contributions for further information. Submissions are now open.
March 2014 edition: Foyers and Families: Housing Approaches to Supporting Young People
Foyers and ‘foyer-like’ programs have become an important part tackling youth homelessness in Australia. This edition will take a close look at their use and impact both here and abroad.
Please look at the Calls for contributions for further information. Submissions are now open.
Peer Education Support Program (PESP) seeking applicants for 2014
This is an excellent opportunity for people who have experienced homelessness to take part in a highly-regarded, professionally run volunteer program where they have a chance to influence and educate the community on homelessness. More info on applications is available on the CHP website.
For those who missed the news
A death on our streets is one too many – The Age
Attacks in Sydney and Melbourne focus attention on crimes against the homeless – Herald Sun
Landlord evicts housing benefit tenants (UK) – The Guardian
In the Twittersphere
@CHPVic : Laws in San Fran make it illegal to sit on sidewalk b/ween 7am-11pm forcing #homeless to walk for hours
@CHPVic: Mousey’s death is a tragedy & highlights the need for more funding for programs to get rough sleepers into housing The Age
@HomelessInMelbourne: Violence against Melbourne’s Homeless community MUST STOP NOW! they are Human beings & deserve to be treated as such! The Age
@JesuitSocialServices: Safety & stability are key to supporting people experiencing exclusion – violence is unacceptable
Being supported to sustain a tenancy is a game changer for some people. It changes lives PHOTO