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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 webinar.

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 webinar.

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 webinar.