Partnering in Progress
The Partnering in Progress Project was undertaken as part of the HSPIC workplan in 2008 to evaluate current partnerships across the health, housing and community sector.
A series of workshops were held across Victoria with a total of 164 participants who represented 81 different partnerships. Participants strongly reinforced the need for partnerships between community sector organisations and government programs across Victoria to support improved integrated service delivery and enhanced outcomes for people using services. In addition, participants identified that their individual organisations also obtained significant benefits from participating in partnerships.
The Partnering in Progress – Learnings from partnerships between community service organisations and the Victorian Department of Human Services report provided an overview of the value of partnerships in Victoria.
Partnership Practice Guides
The Partnering in Progress report has led to the development of four Partnership Practice Guides. These guides provide information, tools and resources that examine the three stages of partnering: preparing to partner; commencing the partnership; and, sustaining the partnership. It is anticipated that these resources will further strengthen and support partnerships across Victoria; and provide an overview of governance, partnership models and leadership. Please feel free to download these guides and distribute them within your organisation and/or partnership.