The Salvation Army
About this project
The Salvation Army supports thousands of people across Australia each year who have experienced, or are at risk of family violence. Safe housing is a key need for victim-survivors of family violence, and The Salvation Army provides a range of emergency and medium-term accommodation with support to help people find safety, recover and move on with their lives.
A strategy for the future
The Salvation Army has identified it as a priority to further develop and modernise its property portfolio, to better meet the needs of those it supports. Lirata worked closely with TSA's senior family violence stream managers and other key stakeholders across Australia to develop a national family violence property strategy, and accompanying property action plans for New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The methodology included a review of relevant literature and sector policy documentation, meetings and workshops with a range of stakeholders, and analysis of a range of service data and population data to identify the housing needs of people who require family violence support. The project also included consideration of currently unmet needs, and of contemporary best practice models for provision of accommodation with support.
The strategy and action plans have identified many opportunities that The Salvation Army can pursue to expand its available housing portfolio and housing options. This framework will guide the future development and provision of accommodation by The Salvation Army for people experiencing family violence across Australia.
The strategy and action plan will guide the future development and provision of accommodation by The Salvation Army for people experiencing family violence across Australia.