Introduction

The community services industry is experiencing a time of significant change driven by a number of State and Commonwealth Government reforms, as well as social and economic factors.

To ensure the sector can grow sustainably; maximise the opportunity of these reforms; manage the impact of changes, and meet increasing demand for services, the Human Services and Health Partnership Implementation Committee (HSHPIC), co-chaired by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is partnering with Victorian community sector to develop a 10-year community services industry plan for Victoria.

We strongly encourage you to participate in this opportunity to help shape the community services industry over the next 10 years. Whether you work in the industry, are someone who uses its services or are just interested in its future, we want to hear from you.

This anonymous survey asks about the vision for a 10-year industry plan, and is then divided into 10 priority areas, as outlined in the community services industry plan discussion paper. We recommend you read the relevant section(s) of the discussion paper before answering questions on the priority areas.

1. Emphasising person-centred services
2. Emphasising place-based systems and services
3. A focus on strengthening outcomes
4. A focus on embedding evidence-based approaches
5. Funding to support flexible, person-centred service delivery
6. Ensuring we have the workforce of the future
7. New information-sharing provisions and digital technologies
8. A focus on best practice regulatory frameworks
9. Good governance and leadership
10. Supporting organisational and industry readiness

You can skip any section you do not wish to respond to.

Each section contains three questions and an optional 'further comments' section. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on how many sections you choose to complete. 

* 1. First, let's talk about you. 

What is the main type of service your organisation provides? (please select all that apply)

* 2. Where does your organisation operate?

* 3. How many people does your organisation employ? (not including volunteers)

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