The Outcomes Measurement Framework is not being applied to existing service agreements except where service providers are keen to have it integrated.
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It’s been a busy start of the year for everyone, particularly the community services sector, with WA borders opening and community restrictions continuing to change.
The Department has indicated it intends to undertake the following work as the next steps in commissioning across homelessness services.
The Plan will work towards encompassing all services with the initial focus on priority service delivery areas.
Work is progressing on the State Commissioning Strategy (SCS) for community services, which will be submitted to Cabinet in early 2022.
The Department have added a number of background resources to their website, including the Homeless Service System Alignment Analysis and Road Map and the Building a Better Future – OOHC Reform Program Roadmap 2019-2023.
Shelter WA will work closely with the sector and government to co-design a clear, visible transition process over the next two years which will inform and guide the commissioning of homelessness services.
This initial ‘design lab’ will be an opportunity for the Department of Communities to provide information on each priority project area and overview ways in which we will work with you throughout this process.
The Strategy aims to improve outcomes for all Western Australians. It will ensure greater cohesion between stakeholders while enabling services to remain agile and better meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
The structure of the Housing and Assets Division is currently being finalised in consultation with staff.
Shelter WA used this opportunity to press the case for lazy land to be identified so it can be leased to the non-profit/community housing sector to drive rapid investment into construction.
It is envisaged the Strategy will result in significant benefits for the community services sector.