Dunstan Dialogue 2017 Dame Louise Casey

24 November 2017

International Perspectives on Ending Street Homelessness

Dame Louise Casey has an extensive history supporting governments in the United Kingdom, working on homelessness, but also victim’s rights, and anti-social behaviour. She has been a driving force in establishing the Institute of Global Homelessness, which is supporting the Adelaide Zero Project.

Over the last 17 years Dame Louise has been instrumental in the development of a number of bespoke social policy programmes for Government. Drawing on her experiences leading homeless charity Shelter, Dame Louise has consistently delivered brave and innovative solutions to long standing social problems ranging from homelessness to anti-social behaviour to troubled families.

Throughout this, Dame Louise has maintained her commitment to the charity sector and has been a driving force in the establishment of the Institute for Global Homelessness, with the aim of delivering an international solution to homelessness across the world. At the request of the Prime Minister, she led a review into opportunity and integration in some of our most isolated communities.

Dame Louise was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath (CB) in the Queen’s birthday honours list, 2008 and made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list, 2016.

Hear Dame Louise discussing Adelaide's role in ending street homelessness