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Q Shelter Weekly Bulletin
Tuesday 23 June, 2020
Q Shelter Update
Bid Management and Tendering for Housing and Homelessness
Q Shelter has an exciting opportunity to offer training in bid management and tendering, in partnership with Bid Management International.
Q Shelter is expanding this offering to either a one-day face to face training session, or a six week online training course (1 hr per week over 6 weeks with additional online classroom sessions).
Donna Eiby and Wendy Knobel will demonstrate how your organisation can win more tenders with completely contextualised sector based training from the people who started the bid management industry in Australia. Participants will also receive a tender writing manual as well as one-hour of consultancy when preparing their own bid.
Click here to find out more about this training!
Q Shelter also hosted a half hour introduction session outlining what this training will include, which you can access below:
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Queensland Building Stimulus Briefing
Last week, the Queensland State Government announced a $267M building stimulus, which includes $100M to boost housing supply and fund the construction of 215 new social housing dwellings across Queensland.
Q Shelter has invited Mark Wall, General Manager Strategy, Policy and Programs to brief the community housing and homelessness sector on the scope of this initiative and to explore the ongoing role of Partnering for Growth and the Community Housing Sector in economic stimulus and recovery.
Q Shelter will hold this discussion via Zoom teleconference from 4.00pm - 5.00pm this Thursday 25 June. Click here to register. 
You can also review the Q Shelter COVID-19 Learning Exchange Report at this link. Input and  comments welcome until COB Thursday 25 June.
New Q Shelter Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Resources
Q Shelter has developed a new online learning suite, “Developing the Housing and Homelessness Workforce Response to Domestic and Family Violence”.
This suite features a series of micro-learning videos and online tools to assist those in the community housing and homelessness sector to better recognise and respond to DFV.
Q Shelter was able to produce these resources through funding by the Department of Child Safety, Youth, and Women as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2020. 
The series will be available on the Q Shelter website and The Deck from mid-July 2020.
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Behind the scenes at Q Shelter's micro-learning video shoot
Sector News and Updates
Update from Make Renting Fair in Queensland (MRFQ) Campaign
During the unprecedented community crisis that is COVID-19, the Make Renting Fair team is advocating for the rights of tenants affected by the pandemic, while also continuing to campaign for better long-term tenancy laws in Queensland.
Right now, MRFQ is committed to ensuring all Queensland tenants know their rights and remain safe during this uncertain period.
For anyone who has had their incomes affected by COVID-19, you can access an information pack compiled by Tenants Queensland here. 
Meanwhile, MRFQ is asking Queensland tenants to share their experiences of renting and navigating the moratorium on evictions.
To share your story, email MRFQ or send a message on Facebook or Twitter.
New AHURI report
Supporting families effectively through the homelessness services system
This study investigates the homelessness services system and families to identify what is working well; those elements that could be expanded to improve housing and wellbeing outcomes; and the potential for beneficial system redesign.
The report shows that in the last few years there has been a disproportionate increase in the number of families who are homeless caused by domestic and family violence, poverty, and a lack of affordable and suitable accommodation.
Read more on The Deck
Building Financial Resilience Matters Workshop Series
Planning for a stronger and stable future is very much needed as we all move into the COVID-19 recovery phase.  Addressing this need, Social Scaffolding, in partnership with CSIA, is delivering a Building Financial Resilience series in four bite-sized workshops over the coming weeks, including training on Operational Resilience as well as Capital for Business Growth and Sustainability.
Read more on The Deck
Communify's Springboard AOD Program
New treatment program for people living with mental health challenges and alcohol and other drug dependencies.
Springboard is an 18 week community based treatment program for alcohol and drug dependency and mental health problems.
The program can be tailored to support your individual needs. Six weeks of group sessions are followed by 12 weeks of individual counselling, flexible outreach support, case management and weekly peer support groups.
Read more on The Deck
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Service Integration Initiative
Regional care coordinators are now providing place-based support to existing care coordination and networking groups in priority locations across Queensland.
Visit The Deck to find out more about joining your local care coordination groups!
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