Report's cover pageAs Independent Project Leader, Professor Peter Shergold AC was asked by the Minister for Community Services, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP to oversight a consultation on how best to improve the effectiveness and ensure the sustainability of the state’s community services system.

Professor Shergold launched a consultation process in February 2013 and continues to hold structured conversations with a range of focus groups. 

The information in this paper draws on feedback gathered through the consultation sessions held across Victoria, written feedback and input from the project’s Sector Reference Group.


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FEATURED PILOT PROGRAM: Hope to Home in Whittlesea

Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases.  The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program will address these issues by:

  • Facilitating the transition of up to 30 young people (and their children) from the Hope Street in Whittlesea program or Whittlesea Housing into 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Providing case management once they secure private rental of these units
  • Helping these young people maintain their tenancy, employment, education and training, and community connections
  • Engaging the support of community stakeholders including local businesses to address barriers contributing to youth homelessness

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