Industry Partnership

What is the IP?

The Industry Partnership has delivered workforce and industry development programs since 2014. We provide training, resources and support to NSW Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) to help respond to current issues and to support the sector to deliver high quality services now and into the future.

We are a partnership between the three NSW homelessness peak bodies, who are:

Homelessness NSW – the peak not-for-profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW;

Domestic Violence NSW – the peak, statewide representative body for a diverse range of specialist domestic and family services in NSW; and

Yfoundations – the NSW peak body representing young people at risk, or experiencing homelessness, as well as the services that provide direct support to vulnerable young people.

Homelessness NSW Winners of Diamond and GOLD LearnX Awards

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Our Vision

A NSW homelessness sector in which SHS provide quality supports and services to people experiencing homelessness, including young people, people leaving domestic and family violence and people sleeping rough.

Our Goals 

1.  NSW SHS are equipped to deliver quality supports and services, within a trauma informed framework

2. NSW SHS are equipped to measure and demonstrate the outcomes and impact of their service

3. NSW SHS workforce is skilled and capable at all levels, including leadership

4. NSW SHS are supported to network and collaborate

5. NSW SHS across NSW are sustainable

6. NSW SHS provide culturally safe and competent services for Aboriginal clients and communities

Our Strategy

The Industry Partnership works to the NSW Homelessness Industry and Workforce Development Strategy. You can find full details of our current and previous strategies below.

NSW Homelessness Industry and Workforce Development Strategy 2020-2024

NSW Homelessness Industry and Workforce Development Strategy 2017 – 2020

Evaluation of the Strategy

Homelessness NSW and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) are doing an online survey which will help us to support the sector into the future. For more details and instructions on how to participate click here.

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