A discussion paper for the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program Inclusion Round (the Inclusion Round) is now open for comment. The Department of Social Services is seeking input to inform the design of the Inclusion Round.
Family and domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children.
On 3 November 2022, the Australian Government announced $100 million over 5 years (2022-23 to 2026-27) for the Inclusion Round as part of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2023. The Inclusion Round will increase the number of new and appropriate emergency accommodation places for women and children leaving family and domestic violence.
The Inclusion Round will focus on improving access to appropriate emergency accommodation for:
- First Nations women and children
- Women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and
- Women and children with disability.
Your feedback will inform the building, purchase or renovation of new emergency accommodation for women and children leaving family and domestic violence.
Read the discussion paper at: www.engage.dss.gov.au
Submissions close 10 March 2023.
For more information, visit: www.dss.gov.au/ending-violence