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Sydney Women’s Homeless Alliance: National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day Event

April 21, 2021

You are invited to join SWHA's annual National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day Event on Wednesday 5th May 2021, 11am – 12pm at Parliament House, Sydney. Come along and lay a rose to reflect, acknowledge and honour the women, children and men who have been killed due to DFV.

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CIMS Training Update

April 21, 2021

We're currently working on re-developing our popular CIMS training so that it can work on our new website. We endeavour to have this back online by Friday 23 April 2021.

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Youth Homelessness Matters Day: 21 April 2021

April 21, 2021

Today, on Youth Homelessness Matters Day, we’re urging you to take action by signing a petition to take action on youth homelessness. Find out how to get involved here.

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Homelessness NSW attends Newcastle’s call to action on homelessness

March 31, 2021

Homelessness services in the area are already experiencing unprecedented levels of demand and unfortunately with the loss of JobKeeper & JobSeeker homelessness may increase by up to 38% by June 2021.

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Temporary visa holders and homelessness forum: findings

March 25, 2021

Homelessness NSW held a successful forum to mark International Women’s Day on the topic of ‘COVID-19 and barriers to access: temporary visa holders and homelessness’. Read further to understand the key learnings from this forum and to request the recording session.

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Regional and Rural homelessness forum: findings

March 25, 2021

Homelessness NSW held an online forum with over 50 services from across the state to discuss the current housing situation in regional and rural areas, the impact of the pandemic and to workshop possible solutions. Read further to understand topics discussed, solutions proposed and more.

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Landmark Report: NSW Social Services Sector at a Tipping Point

March 12, 2021

The NSW social services sector, which employs more than 230,000 people, and provides care to more than 1 million people per year, has reached a crossroads according to an alarming new report.

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#ThankYouFromUs

January 30, 2021

We sent this special ‘Thank You’ video to members and the sector to let them know how much we appreciated their work in keeping us safe through COVID-19. Watch again here!

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New data shows NSW lagging on homelessness and housing investments

January 25, 2021

Investment in homelessness services in NSW is failing to keep up with demand, and public funding for social housing in NSW has collapsed, according to new data from the Productivity Commission.

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New data reveals urgent action required to address homelessness in NSW

December 14, 2020

The three homelessness peaks join to advocate for urgent action as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that Homelessness services in NSW are increasingly unable to provide crisis and other accommodation due to services being full, with 2 in 5 clients not receiving any form of accommodation.

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NSW homelessness services continue to be stretched at the seams – in a year like no other

December 11, 2020

NSW homelessness services continued to experience high demand during a period that included bushfires and a pandemic – data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows in 2019/2020 over 70,300 clients were supported by homelessness services in New South Wales.

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NSW Budget missed opportunity to address increasing homelessness by investing in social housing construction and jobs

November 17, 2020

Homelessness NSW welcomes ongoing funding for homelessness services and additional investment to provide housing and support for people sleeping rough, however, the NSW Budget is a missed opportunity to address increasing homelessness by significantly investing in social housing construction and jobs.

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Wave of Disadvantage Report shows increase in homelessness imminent

October 27, 2020

Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and DVNSW have called for urgent action to address the impending increase in homelessness across NSW, in response to a new report by Equity Economics. The stats suggest that there will be a 24% increase in homelessness due to the economic impacts of COVID19.

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Safe, affordable housing and preventing transmission of COVID-19

July 5, 2020

Homelessness NSW provides comments on the importance of affordable housing as well as overcrowding and the prevention of COVID-19.

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No Child Should be left without a home

June 11, 2020

Domestic Violence and Homelessness services have called on the NSW Government to rapidly increase the level of social housing to ensure that women and children escaping domestic and family violence can be safely housed.

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