Addressing Homelessness Conference
One of the key activities of our Homelessness Project, the Addressing Homelessness Conference is an annual event held during National Homelessness Prevention Week.
- 2016Home is where the heart is: Building hope for mental health and recovery
The 2016 conference brought together two sectors critical in supporting those in need, to explore the impacts of mental illness in people who become homeless and the effect of being homeless on mental health.
The discussion focused on the value of better integration of mental health services and the homelessness sector, informed by lived experience.
Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive of Community Solutions in the United States and former Thinker in Residence (2005) returned to Adelaide on the 10th anniversary of Common Ground Adelaide. She has gone on to launch Community Solutions - helping communities solve the problems that create and sustain homelessness. In her presentation Homelessness is not the problem: Making democracy work in the 21st century Rosanne brought a new perspective on the integration of services.
Mike Slade is Professor of Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Nottingham and a leading world expert on mental health. He presented his recovery model that encourages hope as a part of recovery for people with mental illness, and highlighted the opportunity it provides in bridging the cultural gaps between the established state mental health services and the community sector, with specific reference to the homelessness sector.
Presentations and Video Presenter/Author Description Bettison, Zoe Video: Official Opening Burns, Chris Video: Opening Address Faulkner, Debbie Video: 2016 Homelessness Update Harris, Geoff Video: 2016 Mental Health Update Haggerty, Rosanne Slade, Mike Sandeman, Peter (facilitator) Mackay, Tanya Bennell, Olive Video: Healing My Way - An Aboriginal Perspective Womersley, Ross
Video: Forum: The Way Ahead - Recommendations for SA Mike Slade Audio: Workshop - Everything I've wanted to ask about recovery
- 2015Valuing the Homelessness Sector - Humanity, Productivity and Building Futures
The 2015 Addressing Homelessness conference was attended by close to guests and was officially opened by the Hon Zoe Bettison MP, with guest appearances from Jan McLucas, Federal Shadow Minister for Housing & Homelessness and then Federal Commissioner for Human Rights, Tim Wilson.
Keynote speakers included: Professor Andrew Beer, Professor Julian Disney AO, Professor Paul Smyth and Ms Sylvia Admans.
Papers and Video Researcher/Author Description Disney, Julian National Prosperity and Social Justice Smyth, Paul Phoenix Rising: Renewing the Voluntary Sector in Australia McLucas, Jan Address from Federal Shadow Minister for Homelessness and Housing Admans, Sylvia Dynamic Community Connections: strengthening the homelessness sector Beer, Andrew Homeless South Australia: A 2015 Stocktake of Homelessness Issues in South Australia (research paper commissioned by Dunstan Foundation) Beer, Andrew 2015 Homelessness Update
- 2014Towards New Models for the 21st Century
The 2014 Addressing Homelessness conference was attended by around 200 people and was officially opened by Ms< Katrine Hildyard MP, Member for Reynell representing the Hon Zoe Bettison MP.
Speakers included: Professor Andrew Beer, Professor Chris Chamberlain and Dr Shelley Mallett.
Papers and Video Researcher/Author Description Chamberlain, Chris Evaluation of Melbourne Street to Home Mallett, Shelley Homelessness Policies for the 21st Century Parsell, Cameron Street Outreach, Housing and Supportive Housing Scutella, Rosanna Housing Markets and Individual Risks of Homelessness Parkinson, Sharon What can we learn from Journeys to Social Inclusion (J2SI)? Beer, Andrew 2014 Homelessness Update: Towards New Models