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Shelter WA Homelessness Week – Opening Day

The Platform 3/256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

05/08/2024 at 8:30am — 05/08/2024 at 3:45pm


Join us for the Opening Day of Homelessness Week 2024, a day dedicated to extending the conversation about homelessness, sharing updates, and fostering collaboration in our ongoing efforts to address homelessness in Western Australia.

Everybody is welcome at our Homelessness Week Events. A dedicated chill out space and wellness support are available. Dietary requirements will be catered to with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free food available if you are attending in person. When you register, please let us know of any other ways we can support your attendance and participation.

Location: The Platform, Level 3, John Septimus Roe Building, 256 Adelaide Terrace Perth 6000, or online

Seating Format: Theatre style

Dress Code: Smart casual/Business

Cost: Free to register

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Please ensure you add any dietary requirements to your registration.

The program will include the following sessions:

8:30 am: Registration opens, with tea and coffee available on arrival
9:00 am: Opening of Homelessness Week from by Shelter WA Board Chair, Kieran Wong and a Welcome to Country. Opening address from the Minister for Planning, Lands, Housing and Homelessness, the Hon John Carey
9:40 am: Overview of Homelessness Week, Kath Snell, CEO Shelter WA
10:15 am: Office of Homelessness update
11:00 am: Morning tea
11:20 am: Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) update
1:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm: Homelessness in the Media education session
3:45 pm: Homelessness Week 2024 Opening day ends

Individual session times are estimates and will be confirmed closer to the event date.

A photographer will be present at the event but will check with you before taking a photo. You are welcome to say you would prefer not to be included and this will be respected. Photos may be used in our social media, on the Shelter WA website and in our marketing, e-newsletters and annual reports. There may be some whole of event photos taken from behind that will not identify individuals.

Are you attending with a support worker? Please ask them to register separately so that we provide enough seating and catering for everyone attending the event in person. When registering your support worker you can use Support Worker in place of their name for registration purposes.

If you plan to attend more than one Shelter WA event, please note that registrations are required for each individual event hosted across Homelessness Week.

We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Shelter WA Homelessness Week event team


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