June 2017 edition: The NDIS, Housing and Homelessess

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Contents for Parity June edition















Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons



Guest Editor, Joseph Connellan, Guest Editor, Director, MC Two Pty Ltd


Chapter 1 – The NDIS Framework for Housing and Homelessness

The Specialist Homelessness Sector and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Damien Patterson, Council to Homeless Persons

Understanding the NDIS

Damien Patterson, Council to Homeless Persons


Chapter 2 – The NDIS and Housing

Going for Gold: Accessible, Affordable Housing Now

Queenslanders with Disability Network

A Vibrant Market for NDIS Housing 

Luke Bosher, Head of Policy and Strategy, Summer Foundation

The Carers Summit: Supported Living Options – Five years on

Colleen Sheen, Senior Policy Advisor, Carers ACT

Value as a Noun and a Verb: A Consideration of the Assessment and Supply of Home Modifications under the NDIS in Victoria

Dr Andrew Martel, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

The Forgotten 660,000 Locked out of Home Ownership

Piers Gooding, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

A Vision for Housing Through Specialist Disability Accommodation and the Safeguarding Principles to Get us There

George Taleporos, Policy Manager and Di Winkler, CEO, Summer Foundation


Chapter 3 – THE NDIS and Homelessness

Addressing Homelessness for People with Psychological Disability: Will NDIS Access Issues Get in the Way

Priscilla Ennals, Jamie Waring, Emmo Storen, Adam Burns, Neami National

Finding Salvation at Foley House: A Specialist Homelessness Service Offering a Home for those with a Significant History of Transience and Rough Sleeping

Andrew Pickard, Manager, Foley House, Maria Murray, Group Manager, Service Design and James Beath, Project Worker, The Salvation Army

You Can’t Solve Homelessness Through Housing Alone

Keith McVilly, University of Melbourne, Gemma Dodevska, University of Melbourne, Jenny Crosbie, University of Melbourne, Errol Cocks, Curtin University, Stian Thorsen, Curtin University, Allyson Thomson, Curtin University, Patricia O’Brien, University of Melbourne

A Work in Progress: The NDIS Interface with a Supported Youth Accommodation Facility

Belinda Jones, State Manager Housing and Homelessness Services and Marla Giacon, Business Strategy and Development, Anglicare Tasmania



Rachel Stephen-Smith

Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations

Toni McInnes

Market and Supports, National Disability Insurance Agency