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The Evolution of Housing for People with Disabilities

George Taleporos, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Australia needs to work towards a future where the disability service system and housing solutions work together and where the current limits to choice and control are progressively removed writes Dr George Taleporos, policy manager at the Summer Fo

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Social Impact in Arts: Measuring the Immeasurable

Elise Harper, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  Greater recognition of the true value of the arts will lead to improved funding, partnerships, growth and innovation opportunities, writes Ellis Jones senior consultant in social impact Elise Harper.

Australia’s Largest Social Change Conference is Back Just When We Need it Most

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  Over 1,500 of Australia's top community leaders are expected to converge on Melbourne Town Hall in June for Progress 2017, which event organisers are hoping will spark a new sense of courage and collaboration across the civil society sector.

Final NFP Appeal for Melbourne to Abandon Proposed Homeless Bylaws

Lina Caneva, Friday, 7th April 2017 -  An alliance of 54 Victorian welfare chiefs, church leaders and legal experts, have released a 14-point plan the City of Melbourne could adopt as an alternative to introducing laws that ban rough sleeping.

Community Partnership Grants

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Community organisations can apply for a share of $160,000 in Commonwealth government funding for projects that showcase their philanthropic partnerships.

Showcasing Innovation on Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Innovative youth refuges with wrap-around services are being showcased as part of a Youth Homelessness Matters Day forum on Wednesday - an initiative of the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH).

Salvos Legal Set for Expansion

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  Social enterprise law firm Salvos Legal is set to expand into Victoria and will open its first humanitarian legal service in the Melbourne CBD in a bid to stop people “falling through the cracks”.

Indigenous ‘Shield’ to Prevent Youth Suicide

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Indigenous elders have teamed up with cultural historians, technologists and a clinical psychologist to crowdfund a “groundbreaking” new app that aims to tackle youth suicide by combining traditional knowledge with mobile technology.

Calling on Young People to Have Their Say

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Young Australians are being called on to express their “thoughts, concerns and aspirations” as part of the largest annual nationwide poll of young people.

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Pathway

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Whether you think of housing as a prevention or a cure for homelessness, it is undisputable that having a stable form of shelter is imperative.
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