Update: Upcoming workshops November 2019 – May 2020
1. Workshops to determine and agree on variations to existing contracts.
Variations to current OOHC contracts will take the first steps towards achieving some of the OOHC reform principles and will aim to address some of the immediate and pressing issues impacting OOHC services.
Workshops will be held on 13 November and 4 December 2019. Current OOHC service providers and Communities staff have been invited to participate in these workshops.
2. Service model co-design workshops – stage 1
The IRG will assist Communities to facilitate co-design workshops to further develop the OOHC service models. These workshops will seek to:
Workshops will commence December 2019. Community service organisations interested in future tendering opportunities and selected Communities staff will be invited to participate in these workshops.
3. Service model co-design workshops – stage 2
A second stage of workshop facilitation between the IRG and Communities will take place to further refine the OOHC service models. These workshops will seek to:
Activities will take place between March and May 2020. Community service organisations interested in future tendering opportunities and selected Communities staff will be invited to participate in these activities.
The Department of Communities has worked in partnership with the community services sector to develop a suite of reforms in the Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) sector.
The reforms outlined in Building a Better future: Out-of-Home Care Reform in Western Australia will realign and reorientate the focus of the OOHC system, including the service models, standards and legislation.
The reforms are aligned to deliver:
The OOHC reform objectives include:
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