Homelessness National Quality Framework Consultation Workshops
March 10, 2011
The Commonwealth, State and Territory governments are currently undertaking second stage consultations to progress the development of a Homelessness National Quality Framework. The National Quality Framework seeks to deliver better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by improving the quality and integration of homelessness services.
The first stage of consultations was held in February, March and April of 2010. The first stage asked people experiencing homelessness and the organisations that deliver homelessness services what quality service provision is, the mechanisms that support quality homelessness services and how services providers can be included in a Homelessness National Quality Framework.
Stage one led to the development of the Options Paper: A National Quality Framework to support quality services for people experiencing homelessness. The Paper identifies four possible models for a homelessness quality framework.
The second stage of consultations will be based on the Homelessness National Quality Framework Options Paper. The second stage began on 17 February 2011 and will include 16 public workshops across Australia, interviews with people experiencing homelessness and service providers who are unable to attend workshops as well as written submissions and an online survey.Two National Quality Framework Consultation Workshops will be held in Western Australia. The first will be held in Bunbury on 24 March at the Lord Forrest Quality Hotel. The second will be held in Perth on 25 March at the Novotel Perth Hotel Langley.
If you would like to attend a workshop you can register by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCIA) on 1800 300 125.
More information on the Homelessness National Quality Framework can be found by clicking here.
A copy of the Options Paper can be found here.
The opportunity to provide written submissions and complete FaHCIA’s online Service Provider Survey on the National Quality Framework will be open until 13 May 2011.