Ending Homelessness in Western Australia

Status: Completed August 2019

University Partners:

The Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) is a founding member of the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH).

The WAAEH is comprised of a group of individuals and organisations that have come together to end homelessness in Western Australia. In 2018, the WAAEH launched its Strategy to End Homelessness 2018-2028

The WAAEH - through Shelter WA - was funded by Lotterywest to further develop and implement the WAAEH Strategy and as part of this funding CSI UWA undertook three programs of work.

The first program of work was to establish the research and evaluation framework to ensure rigour around the Strategy’s implementation and inform future directions. Under this program of work CSI UWA completed an Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation Framework and accompanying Data Dictionary (which operationalises the Outcomes Framework) and Dashboard (which presents current findings on key targets).

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation Framework

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation Framework: Data Dictionary

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation Framework: Dashboard

The second was to provide the first of a series of annual reports on the state of homelessness in Western Australia and the important programs and initiatives aimed at ending homelessness in Western Australia. 

Ending Homelessness in Western Australia 2019 Report

The third program of work involving CSI UWA involved supporting the development of action plans using specialist co-design facilitators and developing co-design toolkits and other tools and resources and training to build the capacity of agencies to incorporate co-design into their response to ending homelessness.

Co-design Review - Literature and Practice: This review of co-design literature and practice provides us with a strong foundation to understand co-design and how it has been applied in similar settings.

Action Plan Co-design Toolkit: This toolkit is designed for a facilitator or group to pick up and use. So that any community or cohort group can create their own action plan.

Case Study - Youth Action Plan to End Homelessness: This Case Study takes you on a visual journey of how we applied and tested the Action Plan Co-design Toolkit.

Policy Design Resources: The Policy Experience Lab (PEXL) is a partnership of social designers who collectively design shareable resources to improve the way we develop policy. We have updated some resources here and these will continue to develop over time.

Danjoo Koorliny - Walking together towards everyone having a place to sleep and call home: Insights on a co-design process for Aboriginal housing and homelessness. These as well as the Action Plan Co-design Toolkit give a good indication of what is possible for Collaborative Procurement processes.

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