2017 here we come!
We concluded 2016 having expanded our clinical psychology services to include the new Links to Wellbeing, growing our consumer numbers in our disability support services, and achieving a solid performance in the Torrensville Child & Family Centre.
We demonstrated improvement across all aspects of our of Results Based Accountability implementation with greater than 78% of staff who participated in the evaluation indicating that they agree or strongly agree that they have a good understanding of RBA, they see its benefit and they know what is expected of them in the data collection process.
In partnership with Together SA our Collective Impact initiatives in the inner north and inner west of Adelaide progressed positively and steadily. The focus of each being defined as: improving outcomes for children and young people living in these areas. Planning is now underway by community and agencies to align their activity to achieve this goal.
The government notified us in December of their plans to extend funding in our Child and Family Mental Health services, Inner Southern Homeless Services, Open Door, Foodies and Utilities Literacy and respite programs. These extensions enable us to continue to consolidate our expertise in these areas and, over the coming months progress our strategies to secure long term resourcing of these programmes. To add to this we also gained approval by the board of directors to take our plans forward; to build our aged and disability services.
We are starting 2017 on solid ground, we have a clear direction, we know what we have to do and we have the resources we need to take things forward. All reasons to be optimistic!