Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

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Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Supporting employment opportunities

This session examines leading programs from across the country that combine stable housing with training, education and employment pathways to support better outcomes for residents.



David Sellars
General Manager - Support Services, MAX Solutions
David is the General Manager of Support Services at MAX Solutions. He has responsibility for the delivery of MAX Employment’s Housing and Employment Program in Queensland, the Opportunity Pathways Program in New South Wales, the Reintegration Service at Borallon Correction... view
Sarah Kingsbeer
Sustainable Communities Manager, Bridge Housing
Sarah Kingsbeer has worked across the homelessness and social housing sector for the past nine years. Sarah joined Bridge Housing in 2017 before moving in to the role of Sustainable Communities Manager in 2018. Sarah has made significant contributions ... view
Lynette Graham
Social Inclusion Manager, Programmed Facility Management
Drawing on more than 20 years’ experience in the social, welfare and justice system, Lynette Graham, is a passionate advocate who specialises in supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people, Indigenous communities and their families. As an Aboriginal woman, s... view
Elana Turner
Coordinator - Employment, Education and Housing Program, UnitingSA
Elana is a proud Narungga woman from South Australia Some years ago Elana took up an opportunity to take part in an Indigenous Employment Program. Elana then went on to complete a Certificate III in Community Services, while working ... view
Joe Gannon
Manager - Homelessness Services, UnitingSA
Joe Gannon is the Manager of Homelessness Services at UnitingSA. Joe has been involved in the community services sector for over 25years primarily within the homelessness services sector. He has been actively involved in various strategic and operational groups with... view
Matt Little
CEO, CoAct
Matt Little’s passion is building stronger communities throughout Australia. As CEO of CoAct, he is noted for his vision in understanding the needs of multiple stakeholders and developing robust partnerships that tackle unemployment and disadvantage. Matt is at the forefro... view


Steve Bevington
Managing Director, Community Housing Limited Group
Steve Bevington has been involved in the development and management of affordable and community housing for over 40 years including development of cooperative housing in London, Chairmanship of London Borough of Camden Council Housing Authority, Housing Cooperative Programs in Victor... view