Page 1215 - Week 03 - Thursday, 22 March 2012

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Community Service, YWCA of Canberra, Anglicare ACT, Northside Community Services, Canberra PCYC and Society of St Vincent de Paul.

Girl Guides ACT, Scouts ACT, Duke of Edinburgh offer subsidised membership and participation costs.

The Smith Family Learning for Life program helps children and young people facing financial difficulties to participate in school based recreational sporting and recreation activities by assisting to pay fees and registration costs for activities.

(8) Under the new Child, Youth and Family Services program vulnerable young people will be supported to participate in mainstream recreational activities through the assertive engagement and brokerage funding offered by case managers in delivering case management services and youth workers in delivering outreach and youth engagement services. In addition a number of initiatives are available more widely across the service system to support disadvantaged young people. This includes for example, special grants provided through schools, disability quality of life grants and supports provided for young people transitioning from care.

(Question No 2022)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2012:

(1) Can the Minister outline the specific funding that was originally proposed, and the formula used to arrive at this amount, in the 2011 Request for Tender for the Children, Youth and Family Support Program service delivery framework for case management services in each of the four regions of (a) Belconnen, (b) North/Gungahlin, (c) South/Weston and (d) Tuggeranong.

(2) How will the successful tender contract negotiations reflect the change in case management service delivery for the four regions referred to in part (1), considering that instead of a regional approach with four services, there will now be seven providers, four of which are Territory wide, two are Belconnen network specific, and one which is for the South/Weston network only.

(3) What is being done to ensure case management services will be provided to the North/Gungahlin network.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) A total of $2,680,701.10 (GST inclusive) was allocated for Case Management Activities in the Child, Youth and Family Services Program Service Delivery Framework 2011-14 and Request for Tender.

Three measures were used to determine the indicative funding allocated to each of the four network regions in the Request for Tender.

1. 50% of funding was allocated to a weighting of the projected population aged 0-24 years to 2014 in each region;

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