Empowering individuals and families to live their best lives by building their skills and knowledge to reach their social and economic goals.
What is Thrive?
Thrive is a new support program for Aboriginal housing and public housing clients.
It will take a holistic approach to enhance people’s lives by looking at the wider needs of the individual. It will have a stronger focus on early intervention, supporting people to identify and tackle problems before they become too great.
The program will assist clients to improve their life skills, increase their ability to manage their household independently and participate in their community.
An initiative of the Department of Communities, Thrive will be delivered in partnership with non-government organisations.
How will Thrive support people?
Thrive will replace the Support and Tenant Education Program (STEP). It has been developed through consultation with stakeholders, including current clients, service providers and government agencies.
Thrive will focus on the tailored delivery of services that reflect the diversity of our clients and the community by mobilising local solutions.
- Assist people to manage their household by developing strategies to grow their capacity and resilience.
- Help people to navigate and link up with support services and programs across government and the private sector.
- Provide people with long term sustainable support networks.
- Build people’s connections to their community.
How can the community services sector play its part?
Communities, through a tender process, will be partnering with selected support providers to deliver Thrive services.
Key services will include:
- Tailored case coordination and management that addresses the wider needs of clients
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate support
- Direct support provision
- Regular home visits
- Support service navigation and referral facilitation assistance. Potentially providing the opportunity for the greater community services sector to play its part.
The role of Communities
Thrive, through sector partnerships, is one of our key programs to empower individuals and families to build their capacity, capability and resilience.
We will work with people to build pathways to change and support them along their journey.
Thrive will support stable homes that provide a secure foundation for life by connecting people to social and economic support which will help grow inclusive and accessible communities.
In delivering Thrive we will continue transforming our services to meet the needs of the community.
Everything we do is about people, place and home.
Tender process updates
The Department of Communities is finalising outstanding activities to enable progression to the next stage of the Thrive procurement process.
Preferred respondents will be contacted over the coming weeks to arrange the commencement of contract negotiations.
Support and Tenant Education Program contracts have been extended to 30 September 2019.
It is anticipated that announcement of the Thrive Tender outcomes will be made by the end of June and that Thrive will be implemented in October 2019.
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