Media releases

 

Hanover and HomeGround join forces to end homelessness
1 July 2015
Two of Melbourne’s largest and most respected housing and homelessness services, Hanover and HomeGround Services have joined forces to form Launch Housing. The merger between Hanover and HomeGround commenced on 1 July and will see all of Hanover and HomeGround’s current services and programs combined to be delivered under the Launch Housing brand. Click here to read the media release.

Homelessness leaders urge government to commit to NPAH funding
11 February 2015
Hanover’s CEO, Tony Keenan along with HomeGround’s CEO Heather Holst are in Canberra today (11 February) to urge the Abbott government to provide funding certainty to the sector through the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). Click here to read a joint media release from the Hanover and HomeGround.

Hanover urges Commonwealth Government to provide funding certainty to critical homelessness services
3 February 2015
Hanover Welfare Services Chief Executive, Tony Keenan, today called on the Commonwealth Government to commit to continue funding the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Click here to read our media release.

Leading homelessness agencies announce intention to merge
17 November 2014
Hanover and HomeGround’s Board have announced their intention to merge both organisations to boost capacity and strengthen the response to growing demand on their services. Click here to read a joint media release from the Hanover and HomeGround Boards.

Foyer announcement a welcome investment in the state’s young homeless
16 October 2014
Click here to read Hanover’s response to the announcement from the coalition’s of $22.1 million towards two new Youth Foyers in Victoria.

A revolutionary approach to youth homelessness and education that changes lives
15 August 2014
Announcing the opening of Hanover and the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s newest service—the Education First Youth Foyer at Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows campus.
Read more…

Hanover welcomes ALP pledge on Royal Commission
Click here to read Hanover’s release on the ALP pledge to establish a Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Hanover’s response to the Commonwealth Government’s 2014/2015 Budget
14 May 2014
Click here to download Hanover’s response to the Commonwealth Government’s 2014/2015 budget

Hanover’s response to Victorian Government’s 2014/2015 Budget
6 May 2014
Click here to download Hanover’s response to the Victorian Government’s 2014/15 Budget.

Hanover Welcomes Announcement to Fund National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness
31 March 2014
Hanover Welfare Services Chief Executive Tony Keenan today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of further funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, saying it provides certainty for clients and staff and Hanover looks forward to working with the Government on ways to alleviate homelessness. Read more

Response to Victorian Government’s Social Housing Framework
28 March 2014
Hanover Welfare Services Chief Executive Tony Keenan today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement on its Social Housing Framework as a good start. He said that measures to avoid further loss of public housing stock was an important investment.

Letter to Prime Minister regarding National Partnership Agreement
11 March 2014
Letter sent to the Prime Minister urging him to recommit to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness ahead of the 2014/2015 federal budget. Download the letter here.

New research shows homeless families continue to struggle as affordable housing crisis deepens
27 August 2013
Newly launched research into family homelessness by Hanover Welfare Services and Swinburne University of Technology shows an alarming number of families struggle to obtain and keep affordable housing and have their human rights denied and dignity diminished when accessing homelessness services. Read more…

Holmesglen Youth Foyer opens in Melbourne’s Southeast
7 August 2013
Hanover and the Brotherhood were very proud to officially open the first of the Education First Youth Foyers in Victoria. Students at the Foyer were joined by the Minister for Housing, Minister for Higher Education and Skills to officially open the new Foyer.

Read the joint media release from Hanover and the Brotherhood of St Laurence and
Read more about our work on Foyer .

Important announcement about the Ride for Home in 2013
3 June 2013
After three great years Hanover and ConnectEast regret to advise that the Hanover ConnectEast Ride for Home on EastLink will not continue. Click here to read more.

Nelson Alexander Facebook post provides $62,595 to people experiencing homelessness
7 February 2013
More than 62,000 likes on a facebook post in support of a major donation to Hanover Welfare Services took less than 10 hours to gather yesterday – resulting in a $62,595 donation to Hanover. Click here to read more.

Youth Foyer gives vulnerable young people in Melbourne’s south-east a chance for a better future
1 February 2013
Hanover and the Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that the second foyer will be based at Holmesglen TAFE’s Waverley campus, and both organisations were pleased to be working with the government on establishing the foyer.

Hanover welcomes Commonwealth commitment to new national partnership agreement
14 November 2012
Hanover Welfare Services welcomed today’s commitment to funding a new National Partnership on Homelessness by Australian Government Housing Minster Brendan O’Connor.

Census homeless figures show urgent need for new national agreement
12 November 2012
Hanover Welfare Services said that today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2011 Census figures on homelessness show a renewed need for the Australian and state governments to commit to a new National Partnership on Homelessness.

Joy of cycling improves health of homeless – joint release with VicHealth
27 October 2012
A VicHealth and Hanover Welfare Services program which has provided bikes, physical activity training and nutrition skills for homeless Victorians over the past three years has been shown to improve their mental health and fitness.

Hanover and ConnectEast win major Rotary Community Partnership Award
16 October 2012
Hanover and ConnectEast have taken out top prize at the Rotary community partnership Awards for the Hanover ConnectEast Ride for Home partnership

Hanover welcomes Mark Dreyfus fundraising in the Ride for Home
12 October 2012
Cabinet Secretary, and Federal Member for Isaacs, Mark Dreyfus MP recently met with Hon Brendan O’Connor, the Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Hanover’s Chief Executive to kickstart his fundraising in the Ride for Home.  Read more at rideforhome.com.au.

Hanover welcomes $4 billion dental announcement
29 August 2012
Tony Keenan welcomes the Federal Government’s $4 billion announcement to provide dental care to families and children on low incomes.

Hanover Welcomes Fair Work Decision on Pay Gap
7 February 2012
Hanover Welfare Services Chief Executive Tony Keenan welcomed FairWork Australia’s recent announcement which will address the pay gap faced by community sector workers.

Hanover Welcomes Equal Pay Announcement For Community Sector Workers

11 November 2011

Hanover welcomed the Federal Government’s $2 billion committment to ensure a pay rise for community sector workers.

Hanover Welcomes State Budget Youth Foyer Announcement

3 May 2011

Hanover Welfare Services welcomes today’s state budget announcement of three Youth Foyers, which will provide young homeless Victorians with housing, education and employment support.

Hanover Welcomes Labor’s Youth Foyer Announcement

8 November 2010

Hanover Welfare Services welcomed today’s announcement by the Victorian Labor Party that it would provide $15.7 million for the development of youth foyers to assist young people experiencing homelessness.

Education Development Project Media Release

29 October 2010

A significant difference can be made to the educational engagement of children who are homeless through stronger collaboration between schools and support agencies according to a report released today by Hanover, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Foundation for Young Australians.

Announcing Hanover ConnectEast Ride For Home On Eastlink 14th November

23 July 2010

Serious cyclists will have a unique opportunity to ride the full length of EastLink on the morning of 14 November in a charity fundraiser to “break the cycle of homelessness”.

Public Housing System Jeopardises Children Education

9 February 2010

Hanover Welfare Services will today tell a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into public housing that the current system of allocating public housing seriously undermines the learning needs of children in homeless families.

Vic Health – Innovative Research To Improve Health of Victorians

9 July 2009

Vic Health today annouced funding for innovative research projects designed to improve the health of Victorians including Hanover’s “Homeless to Healthy” project headed up by Dr Andrew Hollows.

Government Delivers Christmas Gift of Real Hope for Australia’s Homeless

2 February 2009

Hanover’s response to the release of the Rudd government’s White Paper.

The Green Paper Getting It Right: Hanover

5 June 2008

A Fairer Victoria

4 June 2008

A major boost for education aimed at disadvantaged children was today welcomed by Hanover Welfare Services as the “missing link” in Victoria’s $1 billion A Fairer Victoria strategy.

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