Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 2 March 2020



MARAM Alcohol & other Drug, Homelessness and Mental Health workers by the Centre of Excellence- Brief and Intermediate module on the 5th March in Geelong
Consumer Centred Housing- Focus Support (1 day) on 19th March in Geelong
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
SHS training calendar for Semester One
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
The Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan Hub update on progress
Council to Homeless Persons launch of the Specialist Homelessness Sector Workforce Capability Framework
Lifeline DV-alert Recognise and respond to Domestic Violence in Geelong on 19th & 20th March
Promoting Recovery, Understanding complex trauma & trauma informed practice in Warrnambool on the 25th June
MARAM Collaborative Practice training (full day) across a number of sites from the middle of March until the end of June (no cost). This training is most suited to practitioners from Tiers 2, 3 and 4.
Barwon Community Legal Service offers free legal advice appointments at locations throughout this region: to book a free appointment please contact 1300 430 599 or by email:
We can assist with most areas of law – see our website for further details: (see attached brochure)


Mental Health Victoria annual conference 17th and 18th March
CHIA Vic Conference on May 25th and 26th in 2020
The Federal Government Inquiry into Homelessness –submissions due on the 9th April

Victorian Inquiry into homelessness: Submissions to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria have been extended until 16th March, 2020. An online submission form people and organisations that have experience with homelessness are invited to put forward suggestions to the Committee.

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 25 Jun 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 25 Jun 2020

News: The Conversation- 22nd June- ‘Confusing and not delivering enough’: developers and councils want new affordable housing rules.The Age- 13th June- How the shock of COVID-19 could end street homelessness in VictoriaPRObono News- 18th June- Vulnerable Aussies...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 09 Jun 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 09 Jun 2020

News: The Sydney Morning Herald- 8th June- NSW launches $36 million to get rough sleepers into homesThe Conversation- 1st June- Money for social housing, not home buyers grants, is the key to construction stimulusThe Sydney Morning Herald- 3rd June- Social Housing...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 May 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 May 2020

News: ABC News- 28th May- Victoria’s family violence hubs are rushed and failing to demonstrate benefit, report findsPRObono News- 27th May- Youth drug and alcohol use on the risePRObono News- 25th May- The communities left behind in the pandemicABC News-...




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