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Blog #5

August 19th, 2019|

Specialist Homelessness Services funding contracts; our correspondence with the Minister

Housing Matters

August 14th, 2019|

In this edition: Social Landlord Discussion Paper, 360-Degree Review, Submissions to Disability Inclusion Plan and Infrastructure SA. 

Social Landlord Discussion Paper

August 14th, 2019|

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 and social outcomes? What reporting is required and how are providers held accountable? How are

Housing Matters

August 8th, 2019|

In this edition: Health and Housing Expo, read what tenants have to say about renting with pets, new faces at Shelter SA and pitch your ideas for the Adelaide Zero Project!

A Guide to the Housing and Homelessness Strategy

August 6th, 2019|

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 contribute to the discussions - feel free to write your own unique answers or add

Housing Matters

July 30th, 2019|

In this edition: Invitation to Shelter SA's Housing and Homelessness Strategy Workshop, a PICKLE Update, New Research on Housing Assistance (AIHW), Homelessness Week 2019 and EOI for Social Impact Investment. 

Housing Matters

July 25th, 2019|

In this edition: Read about the housing shortage in Adelaide Hills and the recent workshop we held, have yourSAy on our Housing and Homelessness strategy, find out about Homelessness SA's frontline worker's forum, and the community engagement workshops for young and old!

Housing Matters

July 9th, 2019|

In this Edition: Have your say in SA's Housing and Homelessness Strategy, low/middle-income earners shouldering the burden of those tax cuts, SA lagging behind on no-cause evictions and pet-friendly rentals, and adult safeguarding regulations.

Shelter SA Position Statement on Residential Tenancies Act (1995)

July 9th, 2019|

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 Statement.

Knee Jerk Reactions and Myopia in Aged Care Policy

July 2nd, 2019|

It’s great to hear our Federal and State parliamentary leaders publicly state their commitment to better protecting vulnerable people living in residential aged care from being abused, proposing that the $500,000 CCTV trial in residential aged care will give greater peace of mind that “loved ones are receiving quality care”. But how much is spin and how much is reality? Are we putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound? Read

Housing Matters

July 2nd, 2019|

In this edition: CCTV cameras in Residential Aged Care Facilities! Are we putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound?

Responding to Children in Juvenile Justice Centres in South Australia

June 24th, 2019|

The Commissioner for Children and Young people invited us to submit a case study on an issue that we see facing children and young people. Shelter SA highlighted young people exiting juvenile justice centres, a small but extremely vulnerable cohort. According to the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People, Aboriginal children and young people are vastly over-represented in the youth justice system. In 2017-18, Aboriginal children and

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