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Posted 27-02-2021
Ending Veteran Homelessness Webinar Series: Webinar 1 - Topic: Ending Veterans’ Homelessness in North America

Delivered in partnership by The Salvation Army, Australian Alliance to End Homelessness and RSL Queensland

Webinar 1 -
Topic:
Ending Veterans’ Homelessness in North America
Date: Thursday 18 March 2021
Time: 11am – 1pm AET
Description: Lessons from North America on how they are ending veterans’ homelessness
Hosted by: David Pearson, CEO Australian Alliance to End Homelessness

Posted 26-02-2021
VI-SPDAT or The Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool Training

Tuesday 30 March 2021
Duration: 2 hours

  • Melbourne, Australia Tue, 30 Mar 2021 at 12:00 noon AEDT
  • Adelaide, Australia Tue, 30 Mar 2021 at 11:30 am ACDT
  • Brisbane, Australia Tue, 30 Mar 2021 at 11:00 am AEST
  • Perth, Australia Tue, 30 Mar 2021 at 9:00 am AWST
  • Edmonton, Canada Mon, 29 Mar 2021 at 7:00 pm MDT

Online webinar delivered by: Iain De Jong - President and CEO of Org Code. Based in Canada Org Code 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 Homelessness (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.

More information about the VI-SPDAT available here: https://aaeh.org.au/assets/docs/Long-VI-SPDAT-FAQs-FINAL-19-October-2020.pdf

Price: $65+GST Full Price. Free for AAEH members, if cost is a barrier for you or your organisation please contact us.
Audience: Existing and new communities.

Posted 25-02-2021
Establishing a Quality By-Name List and an Introduction to the Scorecard

Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Duration: 2 hours

  • Sydney / Melbourne, Australia Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 11:00 am AEST
  • Adelaide, Australia Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 10:30 am ACST
  • Brisbane, Australia Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 11:00 am AEST
  • Perth, Australia Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 9:00 am AWST
  • Seattle, USA Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 6:00 pm PDT

Online webinar delivered by: Rian Watt and Leslie Wise from Community Solutions.

Creating a by-name list of everyone sleeping rough in your community is a central part of efforts to end homelessness, but how do you create one, what do you need to do to ensure you are accurately assessing who is entering your homelessness system on an ongoing basis, and how do you know if the data you are collecting is accurate.

To answer these and many other questions, we’ve created a checklist, or scorecard, to help your community not just establish a by-name list, but ensure that it is a quality list that can be relied upon to help make informed decisions about prioritisation and providing permanent housing to those who need it.

This session will explain the scorecard and its various components including for example how to better understand the needs of certain populations of interest, including veterans, individuals fleeing domestic violence, and those experiencing chronic homelessness.

More information about the scorecard here: https://aaeh.org.au/assets/docs/Australian-Single-Adults-BNL-Scorecard-v2.pdf

Audience: People from any communities with an interest in using the scorecard. A basic understanding of the Advance to Zero Homelessness methodology will be important for participants in this training session

Audience: People from any communities with an interest in using the scorecard. A basic understanding of the Advance to Zero Homelessness methodology will be important for participants in this training session.
Price: $65+GST Full Price. Free for AAEH members, if cost is a barrier for you or your organisation please contact us.




Posted 24-02-2021
The Health, Housing and Homelessness COVID National Update Forum

Friday 9 April 2020

  • 10:30 am - 1.00pm ACST
  • 11:00 am - 1.30 pm AEST
  • 9:00 am - 11.30am AWST

Cost: Free thanks to our Partners

Explanation: COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone, particularly for those who have no place to call home. This national forum will explore the impact COVID-19 has had and is having on people sleeping rough, what action is being taken and what more needs to occur. Come and hear updates from health, housing and homelessness experts right across Australia as well as political leaders and for the opportunity to meet others with an interest or working in this area.

Format:

  • Introductions
  • Political Leaders Address + Q&A
  • Panel Conversation + Q&A
  • Wrap up & Next Steps

Hosted By: A3HN and AAEH


Major Sponsor: CoHealth


Supported by: Micah Projects

Posted 23-02-2021
Introduction to the Advance to Zero Homelessness Methodology

Thursday 29 April 2021
Duration: 2 hours

  • Melbourne, Australia Thurs, 29 April 2021 at 12:00 noon AEDT
  • Adelaide, Australia Thurs, 29 April 2021 at 11:30 am ACDT
  • Brisbane, Australia Thurs, 29 April 2021 at 11:00 am AEST
  • Perth, Australia Thurs, 29 April 2021 at 9:00 am 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.


Audience: Everyone - from new communities/agencies and interested individuals, to experienced sector workers looking for a refresh, to policy makers, CEO’s, philanthropy, business leaders looking to better understand how ending homelessness is possible and what needs to be done.
Price: $65+GST Full Price. Free for AAEH members, if cost is a barrier for you or your organisation please contact us.
More information about the Advance to Zero Campaign here: https://aaeh.org.au/atoz

Posted 22-02-2021
Ending Veteran Homelessness Webinar Series: Webinar 2 - Topic: Key Issues in Veteran's Homelessness

Webinar 2 - Topic: Key Issues in Veteran's Homelessness

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021 Time: 11am – 1pm AET

Description: Explore the key issues in responding effectively to veteran’s homelessness, and Launch of the Ending Veteran Homelessness Network

Co-Hosted by: The Salvation Army and RSL Queensland

Posted 22-02-2021
Ending Veteran Homelessness Webinar Series: Webinar 3 - Topic: Indigenous Veterans’ Homelessness

Co-Hosted by: The Salvation Army and RSL Queensland

Webinar 3 - Topic: Indigenous Veterans’ Homelessness

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Time: 11am – 1pm AET

Description: Learn about Indigenous Veterans’ Homelessness and the increased risk factors to this cohort in the lead up to NAIDOC Week

Hosted by: The Salvation Army