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Posted 04-09-2020
Ending Homelessness 101

Tuesday 29th September 2020

2:00pm - 4:00 pm AEST
1:30pm - 3:30pm ACST
12:00 - 2:00pm AWST

Delivered by: David Pearson CEO of the AAEH, Senior Adviser for the Institute of Global Homelessness, Myer Innovation Fellow and Community Solutions International Large Scale Change Fellow.

Ending Homelessness is possible, this session will explain how communities around the world are demonstrating this and how communities in Australia are seeking to implement the Zero Homelessness Methodology though the AAEH’s Advance to Zero Campaign. The session will be useful for anyone interested in learning how to use the methodology in their community and for those who might already be part of a collaborative but are keen to get a more holistic understanding of how the approach works.

Audience: Everyone - new communities/agencies and interested individuals, existing communities/agencies, policy makers, CEO’s, philanthropy, business, etc

Price: $65+GST Full Price, free for AAEH members, if cost is a barrier for you please contact us.

Posted 04-09-2020
VI-SPDAT General Training session

Tuesday 6th October 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm AEDT
10:00am - 12 noon ACDT (SA)
9:30am - 11:30am AEST (QLD)
11:30am -1:30pm ACST (NT)
7:30am - 9:30am AWST


Delivered by Iain De Jong - President and CEO of OrgCode Consulting. Based in Canada OrgCode Consulting created the VI-SPDAT

The VI-SPDAT is a prescreen instrument designed to help organisations and communities interested in ending homelessness to identify homeless adults, youth and families that have increased vulnerability and risks to future housing stability.

Across 15 different thematic areas, the VI-SPDAT uses a range of questions and styles of questions to help better identify who would be best served by different types of supports and housing, while also providing an unparalleled understanding of the strengths and opportunities to better support and serve people based upon depth of need rather than first come, first served or other subjective approaches to engaging with people who are homeless.

The Australian Alliance to End Homlessness (AAEH) has been supporting the use of the VI-SPDAT in Australia. This session will help you learn all you need to know about the background and appropriate use of the VI-SPDAT.

Audience: Existing AAEH communities/agencies and new communities.

Price: $65+GST Full Price, free for AAEH members, if cost is a barrier for you please contact us on info@aaeh.org.au.

Posted 04-09-2020
Housing First and Ending Homelessness

Tuesday 27th October 2020

1:00 - 3:00pm AEDT
12:30 - 2:30pm ACDT (SA)
12noon - 2pm AEST (QLD)
11:30am - 1:30pm ACST (NT)
10am - 12 noon AWST

An online webinar delivered by Karyn Walsh CEO of Micah Projects in Queensland Leah Watkins 50 Lives 50 Homes Manager at RUAH Community Services in WA.

Karyn is the CEO of Micah Projects, which over the past 25 years has been actively involved in change processes in our service provision and in advocacy for investment toward more effective policy and programs which can end homelessness. Leah has been a participant in the Housing First Europe Hub Train-the-Trainer project.

Housing First and the Advance to Zero Methodology are different but mutually reinforcing approaches to ending homelessness. This session will explore the differences, and how both are being used to end rough sleeping homelessness in Australia and around the world.

Posted 31-08-2020
Introduction to Continuous Improvement

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

9:30am - 11:30am AEDT
9am - 11am ACDT (SA)
8:30am - 10:30am AEST (QLD)
8:00am - 10am ACST
6:30am - 8:30 AWST

Continuous Improvement is an essential component of the Advance to Zero methodology, this session delivered by Community Solutions International and the AAEH is intended to introduce communities interested in using this approach, adapted by Community Solutions from an approach developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, for use in supporting communities to inch closer to functional zero homelessness.

Community's participating in the Advance to Zero campaign move through four phases on our road map for getting to zero. First, communities go though an action planning process to establish continuous improvement teams comprising multiple local agencies and organisations. The second phase involves communities developing high-quality, real-time data on homelessness - in the form of by-name list. The third phase starts once a community has quality by-name list and local teams then begin to test new ideas intended to drive month-over-month reductions in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness.

This session will explore how local teams use a by-name list and the continuous Improvement process to run these tests of change and see the effects of what they’re testing on the number of people experiencing homelessness every month. Is the number going down? Do they have fewer homeless people this month than they did last month? If not, what do they need to change?

Audience: Existing AAEH communities/agencies or new communities wanting to learn more about the process.

Posted 25-08-2020
An Introduction to the Advance to Zero Homelessness Methodology

Tuesday 24th November 2020

1:00pm - 3:00pm AEDT
12:30pm - 2:30pm ACDT (SA)
12noon - 2pm AEST (QLD)
11:30am - 1:30pm ACST (NT)
10:00am - 12noon AWST

Online webinar delivered by David Pearson CEO of the AAEH, Senior Adviser for the Institute of Global Homelessness, Myer Innovation Fellow and Community Solutions International Large Scale Change Fellow.

Ending Homelessness is possible, this session will explain how communities around the world are demonstrating this and how communities in Australia are seeking to implement the Zero Homelessness Methodology though the AAEH’s Advance to Zero Campaign. The session will be useful for anyone interested in learning how to use the methodology in their community and for those who might already be part of a collaborative but are keen to get a more holistic understanding of how the approach works.

Posted 31-07-2020
Past event | VI-SPDAT Train the Trainer session

Past event

Tuesday 1 September 2020 | 9.30am - 11.30am AEST

Delivered by Iain De Jong - President and CEO of OrgCode Consulting.
Based in Canada OrgCode Consulting created the VI-SPDAT

If you have experience using the VI-SPDAT, and you want to improve and support the proper application of the VI-SPDAT, the VI-SPDAT Train the Trainer will equip you with the skills necessary to assist colleagues as well as allied professionals and volunteers in administering the instrument in a manner consistent with how it was designed.


Posted 15-07-2020
Past Event: Rough Sleeping Responses to COVID-19 Forum | Updates from the Sector

Past event

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) held a fourth online forum focusing on Rough Sleeping Responses due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday 27 July 2020, 1-2:30pm AEST.

Key Speakers:

  • David Pearson—CEO, Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (Host)
  • Karyn Walsh— CEO, Micah Projects (QLD)
  • Katherine McKernan—CEO, Homelessness (NSW)
  • Bevan Warner—CEO, Launch Housing (VIC)
  • Dr Jed Donoghue—State Housing Manager, Salvation Army (TAS)
  • Travis Gilbert—CEO, ACT Shelter (ACT)
  • Kim Homes, State Manager, Neami (SA)
  • John Berger—Executive Officer, WA Alliance to End Homelessness (WA)
  • Kelly Hansen - CEO Nova for Women and Children ( Newcastle, NSW)

View the presentation slides

View a recording of the forum here

View additional information from Launch Housing here

View additional information from Micah Projects here

View the Brisbane Alliance to End Homelessness Recovery and Homes for all Factsheet here

Posted 05-05-2020
Past Event | Rough Sleeping Responses due to COVID-19 Forum: Preventing a Return to Homelessness – Government's Perspective

Past Event

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) held a third online forum focusing on Rough Sleeping Responses due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday 12 May 2020, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Each state and territory government have been responding to Rough Sleeping during COVID-19 differently. This forum was chance to hear exactly what’s been happening and to get a Commonwealth Government and Local Government perspective on what needs to happen next.

The forum also provided the opportunity to hear the latest data on how many people experiencing rough sleeping have been sheltered in response to COVID-19.

Speakers:

  • Hon Luke Howarth MP, Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services
  • Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of City of Adelaide and Chair of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors.

View a recording of the forum

Posted 23-04-2020
Past event | Rough Sleeping Responses to COVID-19 Forum: the health and economic case for ending rough sleeping now​

Past event

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) held a second online forum focusing on Rough Sleeping Responses due to the current COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday 30 April 2020.

We’re not through this crisis yet and an expert panel discussed the health and economic case for ending rough sleeping now. An open discussion took place on what the National call to action should be as we approach the recovery phase of this pandemic.

The forum provided the opportunity to hear the latest data on how many people experiencing rough sleeping have been sheltered in response to COVID-19.

Presentations were presented on the case for ending homelessness:

  • Introduction – David Pearson, CEO AAEH
  • Sector update – Karyn Walsh, CEO Micah Projects and Chair AAEH
  • The social and economic case for ending rough sleeping now – Professor Paul Flatau, Centre for Social Impact, University of WA
  • The health case for ending rough sleeping now – Nicole Bartholomeusz, CEO Cohealth, Vic
  • The social and financial case for ending rough sleeping now – Associate Professor Cameron Parsell, The University of QLD
  • Q & A
    • Call for Action:
    • Rapid Housing Response Fund – Wendy Hayhurst, CEO Community Housing Industry Association
    • Next Steps in the Everybody's Home Campaign – Kate Colvin, Campaign Spokesperson Everybody's Home
    • Conclusion – David Pearson, CEO AAEH

View a recording of the forum

Posted 22-04-2020
Past event | Rough Sleeping Responses due to COVID-19 Forum

Past event

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) held an online forum focusing on Rough Sleeping Responses due to the current COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Participants heard about responses that have been implemented in communities across Australia to support people sleeping rough during this pandemic.

Key leaders from each state and territory took part in the forum identifying what actions need to be taken to better respond to this crisis.

The forum launched the 'Leaving no one Behind' AAEH's Health and Homelessness paper.

Key Speakers were:

  • David Pearson, Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (Host)
  • Paul Flatau, Director Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia (WA)
  • Karyn Walsh, CEO, Micah Projects, Home for Good Service (QLD)
  • Kim Holmes, Neami National, Street to Home Service (SA)
  • Fran Avon, St Vincent de Paul Society (NT)
  • Andrew D'Archy, Launch Housing, Getting Housing (Vic)
  • Shane Jakupec, Neami National, Street to Home Service (NSW)
  • Jed Donoghue, Housing and Homelessness, Salvation Army (Tas)
  • Samantha Henry, Senior Manager, Northside Community Service (ACT)
  • John Berger, Executive Officer, WAAEH (WA).

View a recording of the forum