Day 1 - Tuesday 29th September, 2015
8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair

Strengthening partnerships to improve access to housing
8:40
KEYNOTE: Place based & community development approaches to reducing homelessness
  • Implementing long term investment to rebuilding fractured communities
  • Generating social capital to prevent drift into high demand inner city services
  • Placing families at the centre: Community hubs to connect families at risk to support services

9:20
KEYNOTE: Tackling a lack of housing through meaningful partnerships
  • Exploring the current state of housing and homelessness
  • Channelling homeless people into accommodation
  • Working alongside neighbour organisations to ensure needs are met


10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow delegates in short 60 second bursts, exchange business cards and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event.

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Implementing a housing first approach in the private rental market
  • Gauging the costs of a housing first model on social housing providers
  • Managing relationships with real estate agents, strata and neighbours
  • Measuring tenancy stability for complex tenants in a constrained rental market

11:00
KEYNOTE: Furthering housing opportunities through private real estate partnerships
  • Establishing relationships with local agencies
  • Accessing rentals to determine affordable possibilities
  • Preventing homelessness by assisting people to remain in their homes
11:40
How community housing can be part of the solution to end homelessness
  • How to initiate and develop partnerships
  • Connecting housing and support solutions
  • Leveraging the benefits of the Going Home Staying Home reform


12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE: Operating in an uncertain funding environment
  • Exploring alternate funding models
  • Reaching out for community and corporate support
  • Prioritising the operation of the most fundamental programs
2:00
How to achieve collaborative action
  • Reducing homelessness through collective impact
  • Identifying and engaging stakeholders
  • Understanding the role of context in addressing issues



2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
Exploring housing models to reduce homelessness
3:10
Supporting young people experiencing homelessness
  • Sourcing housing solutions for youth
  • Assisting young people into the private rental market
  • Providing affordable accommodation through shared living

3:50
Facilitating rapid re-housing for rough sleepers
  • Mobilising services to assist people with mental health problems
  • Having an assertive outreach approach in directing people to housing
  • Tailoring support to suit unique needs

4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & end of day one
Day 2 - Wednesday 30th September, 2015
8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair

8:40
Ending chronic homelessness & taking permanent supportive housing to scale in Australia
  • Linking housing first and permanent supportive housing
  • Essential policy changes and developing a national funding program
  • Prioritising the most vulnerable into PSH

9:20
SPOTLIGHT

In this interactive session you will gain a better understanding of all the organisations present within the room and the challenges they face.

10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:30
INTERACTIVE PANEL: How to implement an early intervention program
  • Assessing when early intervention takes place
  • Working with communities at a grassroots level
  • Reducing the risk of homelessness through preventative programs


11:10
Addressing homeless people’s primary needs
  • Transitioning from homelessness to home
  • Achieving results through co-ordination and partnerships between agencies

11:50
Networking lunch
Creating an effective early intervention strategy
12:50
Investing in individuals through tailored & long-term support
  • Addressing underlying causes of homelessness
  • Offering support in successfully maintaining tenancies
  • Upholding a client-centred vision

1:30
Unpacking the role of social housing providers in preventing evictions
  • Avoiding a fast track back to homelessness
  • Collaborating with partners, tenant and communities to sustain tenancies
  • Exploring lessons learnt from SGCH programs and projects

 

 



2:10
Identifying those at risk of becoming homeless
  • Encouraging those struggling with housing to access services
  • Applying an integrated approach beyond housing and homelessness services
  • Addressing increasing rates of homelessness in older Australians

2:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & end of conference
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking

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