The Industry Partnership is hosting a follow-up to the March webinar on COVID-19 and Homelessness Services. This webinar will update SHSs on responding to COVID-19 as well as other important areas of support for the sector.
If you missed the first webinar, you can access the recording here
We will hear from:
The Hon Gareth Ward, MP - Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services
Health expert (TBC)
Anne Campbell - Executive Director Housing and Homelessness, Department of Communities and Justice
Department of Communities and Justice - update on the guidelines for managing homelessness accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Industry Partnership - Learning and Development and ASES support updates
Once you have registered, you should receive an email from Zoom on behalf of the Industry Partnership with your unique link to the webinar.
For IT support on using Zoom please see the Zoom FAQ and Help Centre links here
If you have any questions you can contact us
COVID 19 Crisis Accommodation Register – Now Open
To help support people in the community who urgently need housing, the Industry Partnership are working to connect homelessness and support services with the accommodation sector who hold vacant properties.
We have now developed an accommodation register of vacant or available properties for services to access, and have sent a survey to all accommodation (hotels, self contained apartments, cabins) that have expressed interest in supporting people experiencing homelessness. This has been designed to align with the announced funding of $14.32m for emergency accommodation to enable people to self-isolate.
If you need to access funds to support your service and clients in response to COVID-19, please contact your DCJ District Contract Manager. Access to the NSW Government’s stimulus funds can be organised this way.
New Fact Sheet on Accessing Private Rentals and Rent Choice
The Industry Partnership has put together a one-pager for services with information on accessing private rental accommodation and rent choice. It includes:
A quick start guide to working with Property Managers
Steps to get started & Quick tips
The SHS/DVRE service responsibilities/ commitments