The old adage, ‘what you measure is what you get’, is true and it couldn’t be more important to get it right in South Australia’s specialist homelessness service system. The current State Government has committed to transitioning to an outcomes-based service model that invests in and rewards positive outcomes to prevent and reduce homelessness in
On 5 December, 2019, Shelter SA conducted a focus group with tenants of a community housing organisation to hear directly from them about their housing experiences. Shelter SA engages in discussions with tenants to ensure that tenant voices and experiences are heard at the policy level. Read our findings and the full report here.
From time to time Shelter SA attends housing and homelessness roundtable meetings to keep in touch with workers from the sector and current issues occurring at the coalface. We aim to assist the roundtables with systemic advocacy and strategic activities. At a meeting recently we were asked to have a look at the current status
Recently, we've heard the State Government regularly mention Glasgow, Scotland as a leading example when speaking about the current homelessness sector reform in South Australia. After delving into Glasgow's approach, Shelter SA discovered some interesting comparisons, including two things the state cannot overlook in addressing homelessness. Read our findings.
As part of our Regional Engagement Strategy, and commitment to visit at least two regional and rural areas per year, Shelter SA planned and held a roundtable with people who live and work in Coober Pedy. The aim of the roundtable was to hear about housing issues unique to the region, and work with the
Our Annual Report for 2018-2019 is now available online. Read the report to find out our achievements over the last Financial Year, the events that we held and view our members and stakeholders.
How are we being accountable to our tenants today? Our discussion paper explores the issues relating to the transfer of tenancy management from public housing to community housing, highlighting the tensions between being a caring landlord and running a viable housing business. We raise the following questions: How does the public know about public assets
As part of our Regional Engagement Strategy, and commitment to visit at least two regional and rural areas per year, Shelter SA planned and held a workshop with people who live and work in the Adelaide Hills. The aim of the workshop was to hear about housing issues unique to the region, and work with
The South Australian Government is developing a Housing and Homelessness Strategy for the State. They are currently seeking input from the public, and we encourage you to take the short survey to have your say on future plans for housing and homelessness. Shelter SA has prepared some tips to help people answer the survey or
A number of tenant unions and tenant advocates across Australia, in conjunction with major political parties, are currently reviewing the tenancy laws within their jurisdictions in order to #MakeRentingFair. Some of the key issues being considered are the removal of no-cause evictions and allowing tenants to rent with pets, which are discussed in our Position