Q Shelter Weekly Bulletin
Monday, 27 July 2020
Q Shelter Events
CEO and Senior Leaders' Network Forum
Q Shelter invites you to join fellow leaders from Queensland’s housing and homelessness sector.
The forum is themed Beyond COVID-19 and will be an opportunity for the sector to come together to review responses to COVID-19, and for further dialogue on stimulus for social and affordable housing.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
2.00pm to 4.30pm
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Q Shelter is pleased to announced that we will be joined by Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Work.
Understanding the Queensland planning system and building support for affordable housing
This course is designed to provide an overview of planning and the Queensland planning system for those in the community and affordable housing and homelessness services sector, and those with an interest in the increase of affordable housing supply.
7-Aug Session One:Overview of the planning system and how it works
28-Aug Session Two:Planning, development and your property portfolio
18-Sep Session Three: Engaging in policy development and advocating for better housing outcomes
Each session is $50 for Q Shelter members and $65 for non-members.
Find out more about this course here!
Housing, Homelessness and the NDIS
In continuing our series Housing, Homelessness and the NDIS for 2020, we are inviting subject matter experts and people with lived experience to add their perspective on the most pressing issues discussed. 
The next two webinars in the series will focus on the themes of complex issues and crisis and, care coordination. There will be an opportunity to attend in person at Q Shelter's office or attend remotely via Zoom. For those who cannot attend, the sessions will be recorded and made available online on The Deck
When supports break down
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Coordinated case management
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Find out more about these events here!
Q Shelter Learning Exchange
The future of work for our sector: synthesising flexibility, quality and performance post COVID-19
The monthly Learning Exchange will grapple with the future of work for housing and homelessness services. As more agencies are fielding requests for flexible working arrangements following COVID-19 restrictions, what are the implications and considerations for team building, management, quality and performance.
We will be joined by Donna Eiby Director of The Future Work Skills Academy and  Christie Rall, the Director of People & Organisation at PwC Australia.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 
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Asset Managers Network Series
Asset management is a vital part of community housing provision. This Learning Exchange focusses on the day to day challenges, providing opportunities to access collegial support as well as hear from guest speakers and structured sessions.
It is a forum to also share practices, tools and resources.
Further information including an agenda will be forwarded to participants prior to the meeting.
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Sector News and Updates
Join us on Wednesday 5 August at the Lady Musgrave Trust Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness for the launch of the Housing Action Lab.
The Housing Action Lab brings together leaders ready to design and scale solutions to Queensland's housing and homelessness issues. A necessity as the housing and homelessness sector looks to reset, reimagine and restart in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lady Musgrave Trust Annual Forum is a free and online event held from 10:00am - 12:00pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020.
Register here!
RESEARCH: 'A pathway to where?' Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways
New AHURI research released today investigates how social housing policies affect tenants over time and space; who moves in or out of social housing; and what is the lived experience of current and ex-tenants.
Click here to read the report
NEWS: Social bonds rising
The COVID-9 pandemic has spurred the growth of social bonds as governments, multi-lateral organisations and the private sector raise capital to manage the health and socio-economic impact of the crisis.
The success of the latest NHFIC social bond shows the financial sector has an important role to play in mobilising capital to fund community housing, according to Caryn Kakas, Head of Housing Strategy at ANZ.
“The challenge to improving meaningful supply of affordable housing requires a collaborative approach from the public, private and non-profit sectors,” she says.
Click here to read more
NEWS: Could social housing help us out of the COVID recession?
The federal government is being urged to build more social housing. There is a desperate need for it, but it would also support the construction industry and could even help the economy out of the COVID recession.
Click here to watch the ABC 7.30 report
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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