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Going Home Staying Home Overview

Going Home Staying Home Reform Plan

On 8 February 2013, Minister for Family and Community Services, the Hon Pru Goward MP, released a plan for reforming Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) in NSW. For more information:

  • Going Home Staying Home Reform Plan (PDF)
  • Consultation paper (PDF)
  • Consultation summary report (PDF)
  • Video (WMV)
  • Report Card (PDF)
  • Reform strategies

     

    The GHSH Reform Plan has five strategies:

    1. Streamlined Access

    This strategy is based on a no-wrong door access approach and is focusing on:

    2. Service Delivery Design

    A new service delivery framework has been developed and supported by an Innovation Fund. For more information:

    3. Planning and resource allocation

    This strategy aims to review the way SHS Program funding is distributed around NSW. For more information:

    Summary of new service packages

    4. Industry and Workforce Development (Sector Development)

    FACS funded an Industry Partnership to develop an industry development strategy and workforce development plan and to support the sector with change and reconfiguration. For more information:

    5. Contracting, Quality and Continuous Improvement (Contracting)

    Specialist Homelessness Services are being tendered to implement needs based resource redistribution and new service design. For more information:

    Reform Transition

    Transition to the new SHS system will be a complex process. A Transition Team has been established within the GHSH Reform team to help co-ordinate and communicate the changes.

     

    The Transition Team is working closely with Family and Community Services (FACS) Districts, the Sector Reference Group and the peak bodies for homelessness in NSW to ensure the sector is supported through these changes.

     

    Existing SHS and non-government NPAH providers have now received advice that, if needed, their service can receive transition funding. This will be at a reduced rate from 1 July for a period up to 30 September 2014 to cover wind down activities.

     

    Providers who are successful in their bids for contracts in the new SHS Program will receive establishment funding from 1 July and full funding from October 2014.

     

    The E-Newsletter - Future Directions 13 includes frequently asked questions about the transition and establishment funding.

     

    These arrangements aim to achieve continuity of services for clients while new SHS providers establish.

     

    FACS is pleased to announce that a Sector Employment Assistance Scheme will be launched shortly.

     

    Planning tools (Excel) are now available to help SHS providers plan for transition to GHSH. Providers do not have to use them, but the tools provide helpful guidance on collecting information about clients, properties, assets and minor equipment and current partnerships.

     

    Regular updates from the Transition Team are published below.

  • Transition update on tenancy arrangements (PDF)
  • Guidance on managing tenancy agreements for leasehold (CHLP) CAP properties during the Going Home Staying Home transition period (PDF)
  • Guidance on managing tenancy agreements for Government-owned CAP properties during the Going Home Staying Home transition period (PDF)
  • Going Home Staying Home Transition Update - March 2014 (PDF)
  • Going Home Staying Home Transition Update - January 2014 (PDF)
  • Sector Assistance Scheme (currently under development)
  • Transition guidelines (currently under development)
  • Governance and Consultative Structures

    A range of governance and consultative mechanisms have been established to inform and advise on the different components of the reforms. For more information:

  • Going Home Staying Home - Overview of Governance and Consultative Structures (PDF)
  • Going Home Staying Home - Panel of Experts - Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Going Home Staying Home - Sector Reference Group - Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Going Home Staying Home - Working Groups Terms of Reference (PDF)
  • Further Information

    E-Newsletters

  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - Future Directions 13
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - Future Directions 12 - Revised Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - March 2014 Special Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - March 2014 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - September 2013 Special Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - September 2013 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - July 2013 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - May 2013 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - April 2013 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - December 2012 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - November 2012 Edition
  • Going Home Staying Home E-Newsletter - July 2012 Edition
  • Fact sheets

  • Inner City Sydney Tender Release - March 2014 (PDF)
  • Transition Planning Update - March 2014 (PDF)
  • Common Assessment Tool - February 2014 (PDF)
  • NSW Statewide Information and Referral Service - February 2014 (PDF)
  • Transition Planning Update - January 2014 (PDF)
  • Procurement Support - January 2014 (PDF)
  • SHS responses to clients experiencing domestic and family violence - January 2014 (PDF)
  • Tender Q&As - February 2014 (PDF)
  • Tender Q&As - December 2013 (PDF)
  • Prequalification scheme information (FAQs) - November 2013 (PDF)
  • Resource allocation - November 2013 (PDF)
  • Inner city Sydney procurement approach - November 2013
  • Reform Plan (FAQs) – February 2013
  • Going Home Staying Home (FAQs) – August 2012 (PDF)
  • Other useful links

  • AHURI - Evidence for improving access to homelessness services
  • The 7th National Symposium on Homelessness (US 2007)
  • Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania - Development of a Resource Allocation and Unit Pricing Framework
  • Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania - Resource Allocation and Unit Pricing Framework - Project Implementation Update
  • Department of Health Victoria - Price review framework Health services in the community sector
  • Regional Planning / Service Delivery Framework.
  • Going Home Staying Home - Submissions

  • Homelessness NSW (PDF)
  • Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) (PDF)
  • NSW Federation of Housing Associations (PDF)
  • NSW Women's Refuge Movement (PDF)
  • Shelter NSW (PDF)
  • YFoundations (PDF)
  • ACON (PDF)
  • Mission Australia (PDF)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint SHS Services (PDF)
  • Southern Youth and Family Services Assoc Inc (PDF)
  • UnitingCare - Children, Young People and Families (PDF)
  • Tenants' Union of NSW (PDF)
  • In This Section

  • Going Home Staying Home Contracting Approach
  • Streamlined Access
  • Successful Innovation Fund Projects

  • Last modified: Thursday, 24 April 2014

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    Date last modified: Thursday, 24 April 2014