Working towards a robust community housing and homelessness sector

Q Shelter is committed to supporting the community housing sector through building the strength and capacity of individual organisations via effective application of training, resources, tools, facilitation and collaborative opportunities.

Learn more about Q Shelter here.

Here you will find links to upcoming events, services, resources and more. For event information and to sign-up to an event, click here.

To find out more about what we have been doing and what is coming up, please access our Housing Matters newsletters. Below you can sign-up to receive these directly to your mailbox.

For a flyer describing what Q Shelter can offer housing providers click here.


Housing Construction Jobs Program open for business in Brisbane

Brisbane builders, developers and community housing providers are invited to attend a business briefing session to find out how to be part of building new social and affordable housing projects in the region. Member for Bulimba Di Farmer said the Housing Construction...
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Gold Coast companies called to tender for social housing construction project

The Palaszczuk Government has called on Gold Coast companies to tender for the construction of a two-storey social housing apartment complex at Labrador. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said that the Government was determined to make sure locals...
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New Housing Strategy a ‘golden opportunity’ for not-for-profit and private sector partnership

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday 13 June 2017 New Housing Strategy a ‘golden opportunity’ for not-for-profit and private sector partnership The state’s peak body for the housing and homelessness sector, Q Shelter, has welcomed the Queensland Government’s new ten-year...
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$1.8 billion Housing Strategy to transform lives, create jobs and revitalise neighbourhoods

The Palaszczuk Government is investing $1.8 billion to build more than 5,000 extra homes, create thousands of building and construction jobs while providing more Queenslanders with a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said...
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More time to apply for backdated $330 electricity rebate

More time to apply for backdated $330 electricity rebate Queenslanders with a Commonwealth Health Care Card and asylum seekers now have an extra six months to apply for a backdated electricity rebate which could save up to $330 a year on their electricity bills....
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Minister calls for long-term housing funding agreements

The Palaszczuk Government has called on the Commonwealth to protect Queenslanders by providing long-term certainty for housing and homelessness funding agreements. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said some of the funding agreements are negotiated...
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Spring Hill, QLD, 4004

Mail: PO Box 214, Spring Hill, Qld. 4004

Phone: (07) 3831 5900

Fax: (07) 3236 1396



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Q Shelter is not a provider of accommodation. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, please free call Homeless Hotline on 1800 47 47 53 or visit their website here 

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call DVConnect Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 811 811 or visit their website here

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  • Outcomes Measurement Workshop
    09:00 -12:00

     Lead Your Service to Outcomes Measurement in Six Simple Steps

    – Come & develop your Leadership plan

    Q Shelter and Onward Consulting are pleased to offer this half day workshop on Outcomes Measurement.

    Outcomes measurement allows you to clarify and demonstrate the changes in clients’ lives that your service brings about. It is fast becoming a funding and reporting requirement, and if done well also drives innovation and service improvement.

    Click here to buy tickets

    Time: 9am-12pm

    Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    Venue: Q Shelter, 515 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane

    Tickets: $54 + GST per person

    Who should attend?

    This workshop introduces Housing and Homelessness Board Members, Executives, Managers and Team Leaders to the terminology, concepts and context of outcomes measurement.


    What will you walk away with?

    The three hour workshop will create a safe space to:
    • Explore the transition from outputs to outcomes measurement and what it might look like for your organisation and the housing sector more broadly;
    • Develop your outcomes measurement mindset and practical knowledge base;
    • Develop your outcomes measurement action plan;
    • Openly share and learn from other leaders’ outcomes measurement experiences.

    Onward to Outcomes’ Six Simple Leadership Steps make it easier for you to confidently steer your team in their learning journey towards clearly demonstrating the extent and method by which they bring about change in clients’ lives and the population at large.


    Who will be presenting?

    Bec Crompton has 20 years’ experience leading, managing and evaluating for-benefit, outcomes-change programs in the UK, developing countries and Australia. She has helped many organisations navigate the transition from output to outcome measurement and is a true hybrid of the art and science, overview and detail of profound social change. She is an engaging, motivating and participatory facilitator.
    Bec holds an MSc in International Development Management, is a Founding Member of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) and is a sought-after keynote speaker, mentor, facilitator and trainer in outcomes measurement. She has also created the only (to her knowledge) course teaching the skills, systems and processes necessary to

    operationalise and embed outcomes measurement across organisations, networks and collaborations

  • Trauma informed care and practice
    10:00 -16:00
    Nambour, Queensland, Australia

    Nambour, Queensland, Australia

    Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Practice is a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. TIC
    emphasises the importance of physical, psychological and emotional safety for both providers of services and those receiving care and support. This day-long
    introductory workshop will give an overview of the following:
     The evolution of frameworks leading to the development of TIC
     Defining trauma and exploring its prevalence
     Exploring impacts of trauma
     Elements of the TIC model
     Application of these elements to practice
     Being a Trauma-Informed servicewhat does it take?

    The workshop delivery will be a mixture of provision of information, large and small group discussion, and opportunities to reflect on your own and your
    service’s practice.

    Training provider: Penny Gordon
    Cost: $110 inc.GST.

  • Asset Management Forum
    09:00 -15:00

    This is an event tailored to senior managers and asset management staff to share good practice, learn more about recent changes to legislation affecting asset management, new products and innovations. It is also an opportunity to hear from Department of Housing and Public Works colleagues on current projects that relate to asset management such as Solar Installations in Public Housing, implementing new smoke alarms legislation requirements and NDIS.

    This event is a terrific opportunity to network with other organisations and is open to all community housing, homelessness and refuge accommodation providers.

    Date: 18 May 2017

    Time: 9.00am arrival for 9.30 start – 3.00pm

    Venue: Q Shelter 515 Wickham Terrace  Spring Hill  QLD  4004


    Q Shelter Member ticket $40 + gst

    Non Member Ticket $60 + gst

    This includes morning tea and lunch

    Seats are limited for this event.  So that all organisations wishing to attend can be accommodated we ask that one person from an organisation register.

    If you have any questions or concerns then feel free to email or call 07 3831 5900.


  • Collaborative practices day
    09:00 -16:30
    Mackay, Queensland, Australia

    Mackay, Queensland, Australia

    The Regional Social Development Centre, Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay Region, and the George Street Neighbourhood Centre are partnering with Under 1 Roof to hold a collaborative practices day bringing boards, workers and volunteers together from Mackay and surrounding regions.

    The day will focus on developing frameworks and practices that support collaborative approaches responding to the needs of people including people with complex needs and vulnerabilities.

    The morning session will be focussed on exploring frameworks and ideas aimed at helping participants to develop ways of thinking about and structuring collaboration that broaden the scope for how we work together.

    The afternoon session will be a practical, hands-on workshop looking at collaborative approaches to service integration including collaborative assessment and robust support planning around client needs.

    Cost $110 inc. GST.

    Subsidies for this session are available for organisations unable to pay. Please apply for a subsidy at this link.


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