Q Shelter Bulletin
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Q Shelter Update
Economic recovery, community services and COVID: roles, challenges and opportunities
Join Q Shelter and other sector leaders tomorrow for an online discussion to explore the economic impacts of COVID-19.
In particular we will explore the responsibilities, impacts and opportunities for community organisations, housing providers and homelessness services. We will discuss and consider the role of housing supply in stimulus and recovery.
Confirmed panellists include leading economist Saul Eslake  and Professor Hal Pawson . The panel will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
We particularly want to bring together CEO's, boards and executive leadership teams. We encourage you to extend this invitation to others as we work together as leaders to consider and navigate the future.
Thursday 21 May 2020
4:00pm to 6:00pm
$50 + GST for Q Shelter members
$65 + GST for non-members
This event will be hosted via Zoom videoconference, and meeting details will be emailed to attendees directly.
Click here to register!
Asset Managers Network
Q Shelter invites you to register your interest for the revised Asset Managers Network Meeting.
This network provides an opportunity for asset managers to share information and best practice, as well as inform government policy and regulatory changes.
It also provides the opportunity for organisations to share expertise and knowledge relating to COVID-19.
Thursday 28 May 2020
10.30am - 11.30am
Register here for the next meeting - it will be held by teleconference with details emailed to participants once they have registered.
COVID-19 Learning Exchange Teleconferences
The Queensland COVID-19 Learning Exchange Teleconferences are held at 4.00pm every second Tuesday and you can register for this teleconference here.
You can also click here to find registration information for regional COVID-19 Learning Exchanges taking place in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.
Peer to Peer COVID-19 Learning Exchange
Q Shelter is hosting a regular teleconference for social and community housing tenants, persons with lived experience of being homeless or housing related insecurity.
These sessions are an opportunity to share stories and insights or experiences with regard to COVID-19.
Click here to find out more information about this learning exchange.
Bid Management and Tendering for Housing and Homelessness
Learn the secrets to winning more tenders with completely contextualised sector based training from the people who started the bid management industry in Australia.
Q Shelter has an exciting opportunity to offer training in bid management and tendering, in partnership with Bid Management International.
Friday 10 July 2020
9.00am - 4.00pm
Click here to find out more information about this opportunity
Access to Housing Without Income and Without Residency Status
The lack of housing options for people without income, working rights, or residency is a persistent and growing concern. As an organisation working with impacted populations, we would very much value your input into a conversation on this issue to help drive solutions.
Click here to find out more information about this opportunity
Housing Older Women – HOW Movement Meetings
You're invited to continue or join in this ongoing meeting of persons interested in the issue of older women & access to affordable, amenable, secure & sustainable housing, in fact, their ‘home’.  
Women with lived experience of this vulnerability are leading the way in finding solutions that will work for themselves & others. This effort is supported by others with a broad range of experience, expertise, and access to resources.
Click here to find out more information about Housing Older Women
Service Integration Initiative
The Service Integration Initiative is building state-wide capacity for integrated, front-line responses to people with multiple needs who are, or at risk of homelessness.
Regional care coordinations are now providing place-based support to existing care coordination and networking groups in priority locations across Queensland, with a specific focus on enhancing person-centred care coordination for people with multiple needs that are, or at risk of homelessness.
Visit The Deck to find out more about joining your local care coordination groups!
This website is your one-stop-shop to find out what is happening in your region, how to register to be part of local care coordination groups, register for COVID-19 learning exchanges, and access local resources developed by the Service Integration Initiative team.
Sector News and Events
The Constellation Project Webinar: Ending homelessness in the time of COVID
Monday 1 June 2020
10.00am -1.00pm
The Constellation Project is a unique and ambitious collaboration with a vision to end homelessness in a generation. It brings together a cross-sector, national network to accelerate practical ideas to end homelessness.
This online webinar will be interactive and participants will hear about our work which addresses the challenge question: 'By 2022, how might we create a pipeline of 100,000 homes for people on very low to moderate incomes?'

The cost of housing for Australians on low incomes is a major driver of homelessness and the economic impacts of COVID-19 are now compounding the problem.
Please REGISTER HERE for this event
AHI Webinars
Preventing Debt and Recovering Arrears Workshop
Thursday, 28 May 2020
As a front line member of staff attempting to collect rent and recover rent arrears or a manager working on new strategies for arrears recovery, this practical workshop will give you the tools to manage your rent accounts effectively and consider ways in which you can encourage your tenants to pay their rent. 
Click here to find out more
Building Trust and Leading Remote Teams Workshop
Thursday 11 and Tuesday 16 June 2020
Managing a virtual team is different from managing a team that is physically present and requires a different set of skills for success. Taking a blended learning approach, this workshop equips your employees with the skills, tips and tricks needed to develop trust and lead high performing remote working teams.
Click here to find out more about the 11th June session
Click here to find out more about the 16th June session
Provide your feedback on DFV during COVID-19
The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women have released a survey to capture the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on service delivery and service experience within the domestic and family violence sector.
The survey was released to coincide with Queensland Domestic Violence Prevention Month and closes on 29 May 2020.
Click here to complete the survey
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This annual day is a celebration and call for action and change.
Our sector's challenge is to relentlessly strive for housing solutions and support models that are effective and responsive to the needs of LGBTI communities.
You can find more resources and links on this topic below:
Australian Red Cross: COVID Connect
The COVID Connect service is a free social phone call to provide support and community connection to people who are feeling socially isolated as a result of COVID-19. Red Cross volunteers call participants for a friendly chat to help them maintain or improve their social connection and reduce the stress of isolation during this crisis. 
Who is it for?
COVID Connect is available to all adults (over the age of 18) who are experiencing isolation or loneliness.
How do people register?
Interested participants can register via the Australian Red Cross website or over the phone by ringing 1800 733 276.
ABC News
Homelessness during coronavirus and making music in isolation
The Age
Victorian government undertakes biggest social housing spend since GFC
Brisbane Times
Prisoners to be paroled early under new COVID-19 laws 
Bundaberg Now
Impact Dollars and Sense teaches tenancy skills
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