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Online forum for people with disability - National Housing and Homelessness Plan

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Event description

Join us for an online forum with people with disability to contribute to the development of the National Housing and Homelessness Plan (the Plan).

The Plan will be a 10-year strategy. It will set out a shared vision to inform future housing and homelessness policy in Australia.

To develop the Plan, we want to hear from people with disability about their experiences of housing and homelessness.

About the event

The event will be facilitated by:

  • Andrew Fairbairn, President of Physical Disability Australia
  • Alana Doyle, Disabled writer and facilitator
  • Other co-facilitators with disability (to be confirmed)

This event is open to people with disability. Members of the community participating in the event will receive a $75 voucher after the event. At checkout please indicate whether you are attending the event as a 'representative of an organisation' or a 'member of the community'.

It will be online via Zoom and will run for 2 hours. 

It will include guided discussion and use of online channels such as the Zoom chat.

Numbers are limited to allow for detailed discussion about issues affecting people with disability when it comes to housing and homelessness. 

A waiting list has been enabled. If you go on the waiting list and tickets become available, we will email to let you know.

What we'll talk about

We will ask you about your experiences and ideas relating to accessing housing. We will ask questions like:

  • What are some of the main challenges people with disability face in accessing housing?
  • What would help prevent homelessness among people with disability and make sure they are cared for?
  • How can we improve housing for people with disability?
  • How could governments work better with people with disability and organisations representing them?

You can also read the National Housing and Homelessness Issues Paper – Summary Paper to get more information about some of the issues that will be discussed.

There is also an Easy Read of the Issues Paper. 


The event will be accessible with

  • Auslan interpreters that can be seen on the screen at all times
  • Live captions that can be accessed via a separate screen if needed

Please tell us if you have any accessibility requirements when you register.

Support to register

The Social Deck os coordinating the event on behalf of the Department of Social Services. If you need help to register, please contact The Social Deck at email nhhp@thesocialdeck.com or phone 0458 228 142.

More information

Visit engage.dss.gov.au for more information, including other ways to have your say including making a submission to the Issues Paper.

If you require materials in another language, please contact


About the National Housing and Homelessness Plan

The Australian Government is developing a National Housing and Homelessness Plan (the Plan) through the Department of Social Services.

The Plan will be a 10-year strategy outlining a shared vision to inform future housing and homelessness policy in Australia.

The Plan is an opportunity to assess issues with the current housing system. It provides a chance to identify what needs to be done to improve the housing and homelessness sectors.

The Plan will set out the key changes needed in the short, medium and longer term.

The Plan is being developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including state and territory governments, local government, not-for-profit and civil society organisations, industry bodies, superannuation funds and other experts in housing, finance and urban development.


During the registration process, The Social Deck and/or the Department of Social Services may collect your name, contact information and name of your organisation.

Your personal information will only be shared with The Social Deck and the Department of Social Services. It will not be shared with any other parties.

The department’s Privacy Policy, including information about how to make a complaint and access to and correction of your personal information, can be found on their website (https://www.dss.gov.au/privacy-policy). The Social Deck’s privacy policy is also available on their website (https://www.thesocialdeck.com.au/privacy).

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