Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage

The Victorian Government’s 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 Victorian Government is seeking partners to help develop and implement interventions that will tackle entrenched disadvantage.

The Government will issue a formal Request for Proposal on 16 July 2018 for two new interventions to be implemented in 2019.

The purpose of this Statement of Intent is to seek feedback from the market on interest in partnerships relating to the two preferred policy areas.

Find out more about the current round of Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage.

Investments underway in Victoria

The Social Impact Bonds Pilot program has already generated two innovative and evidence-based programs that will be implemented by three leading social service providers in Victoria.

  • Anglicare Victoria and VincentCare will together commence 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 will scale up 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.



Reviewed 02/07/2018
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