Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage (PADs) are an innovative way to reduce deep-seated disadvantage and provide demonstrably better outcomes for vulnerable individuals in Victoria.
This approach brings together the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
PADs complement other programs and do not replace existing services.
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Current partnership opportunities
The latest Request for Proposals – seeking proposals in the policy areas of vulnerable children (ages 5 to 14 or school years 1 to 10) and disengaged youth (ages 15 to 24) – closed on 10 September 2018.
Consortia led by Berry Street Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and Melbourne City Mission have been selected to progress to the Joint Development Phase (JDP).
Find out more about Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage.
Investments underway in Victoria
The Social Impact Bonds Pilot program generated two innovative and evidence-based programs that are being implemented by three leading social service providers in Victoria.
- Anglicare Victoria and VincentCare are together delivering COMPASS, a program that delivers a mix of individualised case management, specialist support, and stable housing to improve outcomes for young people leaving out of home care.
- Sacred Heart Mission are delivering a scaled-up version of its successful Journey to Social Inclusion program, which has shown promising signs of ending the cycle of chronic homelessness by taking a relationship-based, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in the context of long-term assertive case management, supplemented by access to rapid housing.
Find out more about investments underway in Victoria.