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'Homelessness Week Launch WA'
Monday 7th of August, 8.30-10.30am at The Platform, Level 3 256 Adelaide Tce
'Let's end homelessness, not just manage it' is the theme for Homelessness Week WA 2017, and the topic of discussion at the Homelessness Week Launch.
Join us in discussing this key issue with key speakers, including:

  • Simone McGurk MLA - Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interest; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services;
  • Kathleen Gregory AM - CEO of Foundation Housing, WA Council on Homelessness Chairperson, Shelter WA Board Member;
  • Rick England - CEO of Albany Youth Support Association (AYSA)
  • Professor Paul Flatau - Director, Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia


'Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness Forum'
Shelter WA is pleased to invite you to our event examining how our systems of government and community services can work more effectively to address homelessness and insecure housing among people with severe mental illness.
We are pleased to confirm that the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health, Mental Health will be opening the event. He will be joined by the soon to be Director General of the Department of Community Services, Grahame Searle, the Mental Health Commissioner, Tim Marney, Acting Corrective Services Commissioner, Tony Hassall, Emergency Specialist at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), Dr. Amanda Stafford, and Professor of Criminology and Academic Chair at the UNSW, Eileen Baldry

The morning will be structured in two parts. Registering for this event enables you to participate in both sessions, or one, it is your choice.

  • FORUM: 9:00 – 11:00am: This forum that will cover how government can work more effectively to improve housing outcomes for those with severe mental illness. It will include presentations from the key speakers highlighted.
  • 11.00 – 11.30: Light lunch
  • WORKSHOP: 11:30am – 1:00pm, This workshop will be facilitated by Professor of Criminology and Academic Chair at the UNSW, Eileen Baldry, focussing on how the community sector can be a key driver in the reform process.


This event will be an example of collective thinking that can inform the Machinery of Government Reform process targeting a complex social issue.

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