We have some exciting news about the future of the Western Australian Alliance to End
A new dynamic team has been appointed to drive the work of the WA Alliance to End Homelessness. Philippa Boldy and Allan Connolly, Co-Chairs of the WA Alliance, are pleased to announce that David Pearson has been appointed as Executive Officer for the WA Alliance to End Homelessness.
[L-R] John Berger, Michala McMahon and David Pearson
On any given night in Western Australia, around 9,000 people can be considered to be homeless.
Across the world many communities, cities, and states have committed to ending homelessness and they are winning. We can do the same here in Western Australia, and there is a ten-year strategy to guide us.
The WA Alliance To End Homelessness is comprised of a group of individuals and organisations that have come together to end homelessness in Western Australia.
Following an 18-month community consultation and engagement, the Alliance developed the WA Strategy to End Homelessness, collectively developed by representatives from homelessness services, people experiencing homelessness, service funders, and members of our community.
This Strategy seeks to provide a framework to inform the process of ending homelessness, and providing signposts for action. It is intended to act as a blueprint - replicable in terms of processes, and guidance in terms of approach.
The Alliance encourages other communities and stakeholders to use the Strategy, to align and create a combined effort across Western Australia to reach the goal of ending homelessness by 2028.
Our plan includes 5 key focus areas:
Housing - ensure adequate and affordable housing
Prevention - focus on prevention and early intervention
Strong and Coordinated Approach - no 'wrong-door system'
Data, Research and Targets - improve data and research, and set clear targets
Build Community Capacity - never about us, without us
View the detailed Strategy here.
Have questions or would like to be involved? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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