Satellite event

Indigenous Housing and Health: Current Policy Intersections and Future Innovation Agendas. What is Needed and Why?

Tuesday 27 August 2019
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Indigenous Housing and Health: Current Policy Intersections and Future Innovation Agendas. What is Needed and Why?

In partnership with National Shelter and Shelter WA, PwC Indigenous Consulting has been engaged to review Housing policy and programs over the last twenty five years and their intersection with Health policy, and to recommend Housing policy solutions that will deliver better Health outcomes for Indigenous people.

Workshop participants will have three hours to consider options for the development of combined policy and innovation initiatives to optimise health and housing outcomes for First Nations peoples in Australia.

Through a highly engaging and interactive process involving presentations, group work, ‘unpacking’ case studies and future scenario planning; participants will contribute to the development of safe, affordable and secure housing policy and consider the impacts of this agenda on health and wellbeing and their participation in work, education and the community.

In this workshop, PwC’s Shane Hamilton, former CEO of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office will lead a discussion on the project which aims to inform clear housing policy and program directions based on evidence based recommendations that are culturally informed to deliver better health outcomes for Indigenous people.

About the Approach

In partnership with National Shelter and Shelter WA, PwC Indigenous Consulting has been engaged to review the last 25 years of intersections between health and housing policy in Australia with the aim of creating an innovation agenda to enhance housing and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This project is being led by the combined skills of Professor Kerry Arabena, current Independent Chair of the Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Strategy Steering Committee and Shane Hamilton, former CEO NSW Aboriginal Housing Office and current Project Lead in PwC Indigenous Consulting. They each have over 30 years’ experience and commitment to Indigenous health and housing.

The project aims to be inclusive which is why we are consulting industry partners, thought leaders and community stakeholders to recommend policy solutions to address poor health outcomes which are linked to poor housing.

Together they will be co-facilitating a pre-conference workshop to facilitate input to the development of a coherent way forward for policy initiatives bridging health, housing, future needs and innovation.

Who should attend this workshop?
Anyone interested in:

  • Understanding the intersections between Indigenous people’s health, wellbeing and housing now and in future, across rural, regional and urban areas.
  • Contributing to policy solutions and an innovation agenda for future health and housing policy for Indigenous communities in Australia.
  • Taking a life course approach to housing and health needs during infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and in our twilight years.
  • Discussing housing options in the

Why attend this workshop?

Participants will have three hours to consider options for the development of combined policy and innovation initiatives to optimise health and housing outcomes for First Nations peoples in Australia.

Will it be boring?

No. Guaranteed. Through a highly engaging and interactive process involving presentations, group work, ‘unpacking’ case studies and future scenario planning; participants will contribute to the development of safe, affordable and secure housing policy and consider the impacts of this agenda on health and wellbeing and their participation in work, education and the community.

Register your interest: shane.hamilton@pwc.com

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