The 2nd SHS Sector Network Meeting of the year was held on Wednesday 16 May from 9 – 5pm at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre. The meeting was a great success, with a variety of voices providing exciting updates and sharing information from across the sector. Over 75 people were in attendance, with an additional 20-30 people watching the live-stream at all times.

The recording of the entire meeting can be viewed here, and will remain available till mid August 2018:

Meeting Overview

Welcome to Country and Introductions  

Session 1: Service integration - Chair, Aboriginal Reference Group

  • The Redressing Aboriginal Homelessness Accord was presented by Ruth Powis (Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council), James Riley (Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council), and Paula Coghill (NSW Federation of Housing Associations).

You can read about the accord and sign the pledge here.

Access the Redressing Aboriginal Homelessness Accord presentation.

Session 2: Quality – Industry Partnership

  • Good Practice Award winner reports- Liz Yeo (Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Inc), Kate Timmins (B Miles Women's Foundation), Gina Dellar and Dave Bailey (Mission Australia, Central and Far West NSW).
  • Good Practice Guidelines, Good Practice database, QAS health check tools and upcoming training- Lucia Giuffre & Portia Spinks (Homelessness NSW).

Access the Quality- Industry Partnershippresentations.

Access the Good Practice Database.

Access the Good Practice Database Submission Form.

Learn more about the IP's Good Practice work.

Learn more about Organisational Health Check Tools.

Session 3: Outcomes- Federation of Housing Associations, CSI & Industry Partnership

  • Client satisfaction survey results- Adam West (Fed of Housing Associations). 
  • CSI report on indicator tools and upcoming training- Lena Etuk & Karen Wilcox (Centre for Social Impact). 

Access the Client Satisfaction Survey Full Aggregated Report.

Access Client Satisfaction Surveypresentation.

Access the Outcomes Indicator Databankpresentation.

Read more about Outcomes.

Session 4: Workforce development – Industry Partnership & Reference Group

  • Capability Framework- Katherine McKernan & Lucia Giuffre (Homelessness NSW), Roaslie Flynn (Precision Consultancy).
  • Reflections on the Workforce Capability Framework Pilot- Emma Jordan (Platform Youth Services).
Access the Workforce Development presentation.

Session 5: CIMS update and Link2Home

  • CIMS update- Matt Barden (FACS- Manager, Housing Strategy & Implementation).
  • Link2Home- Graham Moore (FACS- Service Manager, Housing Contact Centre).
Access the CIMS and Link2Homepresentation.

Session 6: FACS updates

  • Updates on NHHA, Homelessness Strategy, QAS accreditation, outcomes based commissioning- Michael Coutts-Trotter (FACS- Secretary)
Accesss the FACS Updatespresentation.