Homelessness Australia: Round 2 — Housing First Training Project

Beng Poh

6 September 2021

0401 831 136

Homelessness Australia is seeking expressions of interest from advanced homelessness practitioners to become active Housing First trainers across Australia. This train-the-trainer program will be led by internationally trained Housing First practice leaders.

There is strong international evidence that Housing First programs end homelessness for most people with complex needs. Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) in Victoria is supporting Homelessness Australia to work with the Housing First Europe Hub on a project to develop and roll out Housing First training across Australia. This project is funded by the Melbourne based Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

The project will result in approximately 30 specialised trainers in Australia delivering Housing First capacity building within the Specialist Homelessness Sector and beyond. The trainers will support advocacy for the expansion of Housing First programs and expand our sector’s capability in delivering Housing First programs. The project has created a Housing First Australia Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP will provide an ongoing platform to share ideas, support implementation, develop practice and embed Housing First as an evidence-based response to people without a home who have complex needs.

Find out more

To express your interest in this exciting training opportunity, please fill in and return the attached application form by Monday 6 September by email to sian@chp.org.au.

Before submitting your expression of interest, we encourage you to contact Sian Mulgrew at the Council to Homeless Persons in Victoria, to discuss the project in detail. Her contact details are sian@chp.org.au or 0401 831 136.