Consumer Advocacy/Lived Experience

We believe that the experience of lived experts is fundamental in informing our work across the Policy and Advocacy teams and Homelessness Sector development in Homelessness NSW. We acknowledge that we have more work to do to ensure that there is stronger engagement and representation not only at Homelessness NS, but the whole homelessness sector, including government agencies.

Homelessness NSW is currently reviewing our policies and how we work with/ engage people with lived experience of homelessness. Our aim is to co – design our work with people who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness to best inform our advocacy priorities.

Keep an eye out on this page for more information on how you can get involved as a consumer with lived experience and resources on how to help people with lived experience influence the way your organisation works.

Lived Expertise Advisory Groups

We have two groups whose membership includes older women and women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds who have experienced Family and Domestic Violence. These groups meet to discuss current issues and discuss projects that advocate for systems change in Homelessness.

Lived Expertise Involvement

Homelessness NSW currently has lived expertise involvement on our NSW Policy Council and on various working groups set up to respond to the impacts of COVID-19,  provide advice and consultation on Homelessness NSW projects.

Find Out More

If you require further information or have any questions or want to get involved in shaping our Lived Expertise Strategy for Homelessness NSW, Please contact Tamara  tamaras@homelessnessnsw.org.au or call 02 8354 7620

Other Projects

Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance

The Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance (SWHA) has been established to assist cross agency sector collaboration and improve a woman’s journey through the complexities of the homelessness system.

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