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Leah Watkins

Housing Choices WA

Country: Australia
Languages: English

Leah has over 30 years of experience in the homelessness and housing sector ranging from frontline outreach to managing services and coordinating interagency collaboration projects. Leah also spent 10 years working as a consultant undertaking evaluations, service model designs and action research. Leah is passionate about Housing First and ending homelessness, and how these concepts have transformed the sector, the way we work and the lives of people we support. Leah was one of four Australian participants who undertook the Housing First Train-the-Trainer course in Europe and co-authored the Housing First Principles for Australia which were endorsed by Homelessness Australia in 2020. From this, she helped design and deliver the Housing First train the trainer course for Australia and continues to delivers Housing First training both in person and online. In particular, Leah's superpower is delivering online training that is interactive and highly participatory.