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NWHN Regional Forums

2013 - Northern Elder Abuse Forum -September

The first of two Elder Abuse Regional Forums was held on 16th September at Civic Centre - City of Whittlesea.

The forum was design to provide workers and agencies with a practice framework to identify issues and how to provide a timely, effective and respectful response to those impacted by elder abuse.

You can download flyer here

You can download Victorian Government Elder Abuse Strategy here

You can download Elder Abuse Policy Information here

You can download Elder Abuse Prevention Guide here

2013 March Regional Forum - Rooming Houses

The first regional forum for 2013 was on Rooming Houses. It was held on the 27th March at the State Hockey & Netball Centre in Parkville.

 The forum was designed to address issues faced by the Homelessness Sector around Rooming Houses in light of the new minimum standards being introduced on 31st March 2013.

You can download the flyer here:

You can download the agenda here:

Presentations

Click here to download Chris Chamberlain's (RMIT) presentation:

Click here to download the presentation by Chris Povey (PILCH) and Mike Williams (TUV):

Click here to download the presentation from Katrina O’Sullivan (Wombat Housing and Support Services) and Lindy Parker from Women’s Housing Ltd.

2012 Regional Forums

The NWHN run 4 Regional Forums each calendar year. The themes for forums are based on feedback recieved from various sources such as the annual NW Sector Survey, suggestions from the NW LASN and feedback recieved from the NW Specialist Homelessness Sector during consultations, network meetings, agency visits and at the Forums themselves.

October 2012 Regional Forum - Ending Homelessness is Everyone's Business!

The fourth and last Regional Forum for 2012 was held on the 24th of October at the Aborigines Advancement League in Thornbury.

This forum was delivered in partnership with the Lodjbra Network and the Victorian Indigenous Statewide Homelessness Network.

The forum was aimed at mainstream homelessness and family violence staff who would like to find out more about Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homelessness and Family Violence Services in the NW and staff in Aboriginal controlled services who would like to network with colleagues from mainstream services

You can download the flyer here:

Presentations

Please click here to download Dan Laws' presentation:

Please click here to download the Margaret Tucker Hostel Presentation:

Please click here to download Jo Doherty's (Elizabeth Hoffman House) presentation on Housing & Debt:

Please click here to download the MOSS & W. T. Onus presentation:

Please click here to download James Stubbs' (VACCA) presentation:

Please click here to download the NW DHS presentation:

Please click here to download the Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service presentation:

Please click here to download the Aboriginal Tenancies At Risk presentation:

Please click here to download Aboriginal Housing Victoria's presentation:

June 2012 Regional Forum - The Future of Social Housing in Victoria

The third Regional Forum for 2012 was on the new Victorian Housing Framework. This forum took place on June 7th 2012.  

In April 2012, the Baillieu Government released 2 documents. A Public Consultation Paper - Pathways to a Fairer and Sustainable Social Housing System and a KPMG Report - Social Housing - Options to improve the supply of quality housing. You can view or download copies of these papers by clicking here

A three month consultation process followed the release of these papers with stakeholders (services, peaks, tenants etc) encouraged to submit their views & ideas through a submission process. Final submissions were due by the 31st July 2012. The North West Homelessness Network will be submitting a joint submission with the NW LASN.

You can download a flyer here:

May 2012 Regional Forum - Children and Homelessness

The second Regional Forum for 2012 was on Children & Homelessness. The Forum was organised in partnership with our collegues, Halime & Luisa from the NW Children's Resource Program. It was held on the 24th of May 2012 at the State Hockey & Netball Centre in Parkville.

You can download a flyer here:

Click here to download Cheryl Campbell's presentation on Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies:

Click here to download James Stubbs's (VACCA) presentation:

Click here to download the Child First Presentation:

Click here to view or download a copy of the "Does Camping Count? Report into Children's Experiences of Homelessness":

March 2012 Regional Forum - Client Participation

The first Regional Forum for 2012 was on Client Participation. It was held on the 29th March at the State Hockey & Netball Centre in Parkville.

You can download a flyer here:

Click here to download George Hatvani's presentation on the NW LASN Client Feedback Group:

Workshop Sessions

At each Regional Forum we have 3 or 4 presenters. The presenter's session is usually followed by a Workshop Session which is an opportunity for participants to discuss and debate ideas and issues. The Workshop sessions are guided by a set of questions that are open ended and designed to encourage and trigger discussion.

You can download the March 2012 Workshop Questions here:

Workshop Feedback

Feedback from the Workshop sessions is collated and written up into a document that is sent to all participants and loaded onto the website:

The Client Participation Forum Workshop Feedback can be downloaded here:

How are Regional Forums evaluated?

All Regional Forums are evaluated by participants via Survey Monkey and results posted on the website.

Evaluation Results

Click here to download a copy of the Results from the Client Participation Forum Evaluation: 

Click here to view or download a copy of the Results from the Children & Homelessness Forum Evaluation:

Click here to view or download a copy of the Results from the "Ending Homelessness is Everyone's Business" Forum Evaluation Survey:

July 2014 -Family Violence & Homelessness Forum

The second Western Region forum was held in Sunshine on 30th July, 2014. This forum focused on Family Violence and Homelessness, to give workers from the homelessness sector a better understanding of the issues, services and programs available to support people experiencing family violence.

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