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​Seven Working Groups were established to focus on each of the Premier’s identified priorities for the Forum in 2018. These priorities are:

SCF WG Status and Key Milestones Plan - July 2019

Working Group Membership List and Secretariat Contacts at 20 June 2019   

Collaboration Working Group

Co-Chairs: Ross Wortham and David Russell-Weisz


Purpose: To develop guiding principles for collaboration between the government and community services sectors.

To identify practical ways to apply these guiding principles and translate learnings into action and changes to approaches to collaboration that achieve more efficient and effective service design and delivery and better outcomes for people.

Literature Review Report: Collaboration Literature Review Report
Project Plan: Collaboration working group

Communication about the Forum Working Group

Co-Chairs: Helen Creed and Emily Roper


Purpose: To ensure that the Forum will promote engagement in support of its work plan and those of its working groups, to communicate about its activities and report on its achievements.

Project Plan:  Communication working group.pdf

Data Sharing and Linkage Working Group

Co-Chairs: Pip Brennan and Darren Foster


Purpose: The Forum and State Government are committed to strengthening safe data sharing and linkage. This includes sharing of data for evidence-based policy making and improved government service delivery.

Project Plan:       Data Sharing and Linkage working group

Our Communities Report Working Group

Co-Chairs: Dan Minchin and Lisa Rodgers


Purpose: The Working Group will produce a document for Government outlining options to improve and increase investment and progress in areas of greatest need. To develop a transparent, open and accessible report identifying what difference is being made and what is still to be done, being the voice of the people to Government.

Project Plan: Our Communities Report working group

Outcomes Framework Working Group

Co-Chairs: Louise Giolitto and Adam Tomison


Purpose: To develop an 'Outcomes Measurement Framework' to drive a more consistent approach to identifying key indicators to measure the achievement of the outcomes.

1. OMF Illustration - PROTOTYPE 4 - no person March 2019
2. OMFWG - Briefing Paper - March 2019
3. Mapping contract outcomes against population outcomes
4. Mapping other frameworks against population outcomes
5. Outcomes Framework WACOSS Report July 2018

Project Plan: Outcomes Framework working group

Procurement Reform Working Group

Co-Chairs: Vicki O’Donnell and Jennifer McGrath


Purpose: To develop a project plan that provides an overview of four sub-projects identified to enable effective implementation of the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy 2018.

The project areas include:

  1. Co-design in a Procurement Context;
  2. Practice Review; and
  3. Co-commissioning / Group Buying and Integrated Services.
  4. Outcomes based procurement practices (on hold)

Project Plan: Procurement Reform working group

State Homelessness Strategy Working Group

Co-Chairs: Debra Zanella and Michelle Andrews


Purpose: To develop a 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness that will:

  • provide an overarching framework for government, the community sector and the community to work together to address homelessness;
  • set strategic direction and priorities;
  • articulate outcomes to be achieved at the systems level, service level, and for people; and
  • guide activity and investment.

Directions Paper: Directions Paper

Community organisations, government agencies, local government and members of the community are invited to provide feedback on the Directions Paper developed by the SCF Homelessness Working Group for the 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness Western Australia 2019–2029. Feedback will be used to inform the Strategy, which will be finalised in mid-2019.

Consultation Reports: Consultation Reports

Project Plan: Homelessness working group

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.