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Have your say about the future of our specialist homelessness services in Victoria


Preparing the Specialist Homelessness Sector for the Future

Commonwealth and Victorian governments are undertaking significant changes to the way community services are being provided. Recent examples include the transition of some clients with disability to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Victoria’s implementation of the recommendations of Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The Victorian Government has also recently implemented some new initiatives related specifically to the housing and homelessness sector. These include development of the Victorian Housing Register, development of three Launch Sites to provide more integrated access and support, and provision of more flexible funding approaches.

These developments are occurring at the same time as there is increased focus on: developing more integrated and person centred service models; creating place based responses to local needs; and on consumer outcomes to inform our practice.



Developing a Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan

The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP), the peak body for homelessness in Victoria, has been funded by government to work in partnership with the specialist homelessness sector (SHS) to develop an industry transition plan. This plan will help support SHS organisations and workforces to have the resources and skills they need for the future.

The SHS Transition Plan will identify how these government directions align with current evidence and approaches. The result will be a future plan for the sector that highlights and builds upon good practice.

This work will be undertaken over the next five months and the SHS Transition Plan will be delivered to DHHS in March 2018.

The Council to Homeless Persons will be holding two forums to offer people a chance to have their say about the future directions of the Specialist Homelessness Sector. These events will be catered.


Ballarat Forum

Date: Friday 8th December

Venue: Oscars, 18 Doveton Street, South Ballarat

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Melbourne Forum

Date: Wednesday 13th December

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm



More information about the transitional planning process will be available on the CHP website shortly or you are welcome to contact Nich Rogers (nich@chp.org.au / 0404 808 452).

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