NDIS: Connecting and navigating pathways for consumers

NDIS: Connecting and navigating pathways for consumers presented by a team of statewide NDIS coordinators, addressed the most current and targeted issues for specialist homelessness services and community housing providers who support consumers to navigate the NDIS. The session provided sector specific information and the NDIS team developed a set of resources and a written response to the list of …

RTA: End of Covid-19 Rent Freeze and Moratorium on Evictions Q&A

The evaluation and feedback from the second online session held with Alex from the Tenant’s Union, was overwhelmingly in favour of a follow up session to address the cessation of the End of Covid-19 Rent Freeze and Moratorium on Evictions. This third session from the Tenant’s Union looked at the emerging issues in relation to the end of the non-eviction …

RTA: Evictions, Exemptions and Complications Revisited

The evaluation and feedback from the first online session held with Alex from the Tenant’s Union, was overwhelmingly in favour of a follow up session. This second session from the Tenant’s Union drilled down into the rights and responsibilities of tenants around common issues of mould, subleasing, as well as looking at trends, patterns and risk points. It also provided …

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Tools for Self-Care (Workshop 3)

Workshop #3 rounds off the series by introducing the tools and strategies for practitioners to implement into their practice to ensure ongoing self-care and wellbeing.  Workshop #3 covered: Self-care Tools; Frameworks; Developing a vicarious resilience framework; The art of happiness; Personality and vicarious resilience. Workshop #3: Tools for Self-Care is the first time we have split a full day equivalent …

Online Q&A: COVID Packages for Housing and Homelessness Services

This session was the fourth in the series of online workshops to address the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Communities provided an overview of the state government’s COVID-19 packages including Extended Brokerage, Tele Health Screening and Moreton Group Medical Service (MGMS), Mental Health Homelessness Outreach Support Team (MHHOST) and the Safe Space Expansion. …

Online Q&A: RTA Evictions, Exemptions and Complications

Third in the series of online workshops, this session presented by the Tenants’ Union, addressed the most current and targeted information for specialist homelessness services to support consumers around changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and the impact COVID-19 measures including the moratorium on evictions, rent increases and the Residential Rent Relief Grants. The session provided sector specific information including …

Online Q&A: COVID Worksafe Regulations Workshop

This session was the second in the series of online workshops that addressed the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. The session provided sector specific information regarding the mandatory completion of COVID Worksafe Plans and targeted advice for keeping our SHS and CHP staff and consumers safe. Click here to read the Summary and evaluation report.

Online Q&A: Rent Setting and Centrelink’s COVID payments

This session was the first in the series of online workshops to address the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. Sue Brooke Provided sector specific information, resources and links to relevant information on changes to entitlements including Job Seeker, Job Keeper and changes to Centrelink service delivery and consumer access. Rachael Andrews gave an overview of changes …

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Vicarious Resilience: Workshop 2

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Vicarious Resilience: Workshop 2 is the second in our series of innovative and dynamic workshops to equip professionals with contemporary knowledge and practices when working with complexity. The course explored the neurosocial science of cumulative stress and burnout with a focus on the vicarious impacts of working with complexity and how the brain disrupts self-care. …

Mental Health: A Trauma Informed Approach

Shelter Tas held training for Mental Health: a trauma-informed approach, as part of our Workforce Development Program. Full day sessions were held in Hobart and Devonport, and included: Trauma-Informed responses to complex mental health presentations including co-morbidity, suicidality and self-harm, aggressive behaviours and psychosis A focus on concepts of containment, de-escalation and “holding the risk” for workers Trauma-based behaviours associated …