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Homelessness NSW are preparing a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Please review the attached recommendations and advise if there are any major changes or additions to be included.

You can provide your feedback to Hamish McIvor, Senior Policy Officer at [email protected] on or before December 12.

These recommendations will be accompanied by an evidence-based submission informed by;

  • Desktop research and literature review
  • Findings from a series of consultation through Community of Practice for Specialist Homelessness Services on working to engage people experiencing homelessness with the NDIS and challenges for people with disability in the homelessness system (2019-2021)
  • A workshop on access to NDIS for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people experiencing homelessness (2022)
  • Witness statements from CEO Homelessness NSW and Shane Jakupec, Neami National and Nada Nasser Mission Australia who were summonsed to provide evidence to Hearing 26:  Homelessness, including experience in boarding houses, hostels and other arrangements.