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Welcome to Shelter SA, the Peak Body for Housing in South Australia


ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA advocates for improved housing outcomes for South Australians who are living on low incomes and in housing need.

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Our advocacy aims to influence policy, legislative, funding and service delivery decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy includes media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research to promote public debate and awareness.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who citizens who are in need and are most vulnerable in society, are able to:

  • Have their needs included in decisions that affect them
  • Defend and safeguard their rights
  • Have their voices genuinely considered when decisions are being made about them


ShelterSA Initiatives - Policy
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed.

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Policies and legislation shape the way institutions and organisations operate and can have a huge impact on people’s everyday lives. Policies are used to determine eligibility for services, provision of resources, and determining courses of action. Shelter SA informs and recommends policy changes or resists policy changes, where needed.


ShelterSA Initiatives - Research
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Our research is conducted to support our advocacy. Systematic investigation and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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If there is an area where we believe there is not enough existing evidence to support a recommendation for change, systematic investigation into and community consultation are used to create our evidence based policy positions.

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Shelter SA is excited to invite you to our Blue Sky Thinking event looking at housing solutions in the Southern Fleurieu!

10am Monday 2nd July 2018

McCracken Country Club
McCraken Drive Victor Harbor, SA 5211


“The government will push ahead with the expansion of its cashless welfare card trials, despite the auditor general finding it was unclear whether the program was actually reducing social harm.” Of course, lnp’s rich mate twiggy benefits. https://t.co/qSWRMtwNMv

Having trouble getting your rental bond back? Contact CBS on 131 882 for advice. https://t.co/Y4a5rQy6QM

@Ladypoop2 @DrAliceClark @Barking_Gecko 'Evidence lacking': Auditor-General criticises cashless welfare card trial https://t.co/hHBwHdHdFx via @smh

Watch tonight: @abc730 talks to Anti-Poverty Network SA members Tracey & Jai about life on Newstart.
If you miss the broadcast you can catch it later:
#RaiseTheRate #increaseNewstart #DignityNotPoverty

We want to give a big congrats to someone who has been offered full time work. Sleeping rough just 18 months ago, they came to Hutt St Centre at their lowest point to get their life back on track, and now they have.
#endhomelessness #rebuildinglives #Adelaide #SouthAustralia

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Capital Asset

Capital Asset
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Our build to rent model removes the cost of land from construction cost for not for profits.


Pickle App ios android
ShelterSA Initiatives - Advocacy

Visit www.pickle.org.au or to download the PICKLE app, visit the App Store or Google Play and search 'Pickle by Shelter SA'.

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The Pickle app connects young people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in unsafe situations, to the nearest possible service organisation, ensuring they get the help they need right when they need it.


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