Regional Homelessness Summit

The 2017 Regional Homelessness Summit was held in Ballina on the 9-10th of October. 

Hosted by Homelessness NSW and supported by the Northern Rivers Housing Forum, Social Futures and OTCP, the Summit explored addressing homelessness in a regional context. 

Presentations for the Summit are listed below: 

Keynote presentation 

Dr Margaret Ward- Griffith University

Panel discussions 

Aboriginal Homelessness- local responses 

Dianne Creighton- Northern Rivers Community Gateway

Working with the private rental market

Sarah Walker (OTCP), Cathy Serventy (Social Futures), Guy Dayhew (MHS NNSW), Jen Parke (Social Futures), Gary Shallala-Hudson

Local responses to homelessness

Angela Matthew (North Coast Community Housing)

Workshops 

    Homelessness and the Law

    Fiona Pace (Legal Aid NSW) and Olenka Motyka (Central Coast Community Legal Centre)

    Trauma Informed Care 

    Katie Young (WAGEC) and Chris Hartley (Homelessness NSW)