Our aim was to work across government and community silos to improve our community member’s health, wellbeing and functioning.
Working collaboratively across government agencies and the community sector: to make sustained system-wide changes to the way key community services respond to the needs of Central Queensland families.
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY…
There is evidence that in many places across the world, the most vulnerable individuals struggle with multi-dimensional problems. As a result, they can frequently interact with multiple public systems. Cross-system initiatives provide comprehensive treatment and can reduce service needs.
Several Central Queensland Government agencies and community groups, engaged with the CCC Project, consider that working across organisational silos can enable tailored and collaborative interventions; that this will make a noticeable improvement to the health, wellbeing and functioning of clients; and at the same time reduce the strain on key community resources.
Can collaborative service provision improve the overall health, wellbeing and functioning of the most at risk in the community- whilst also reducing the service costs to the community?
The Steering Committee is comprised of the following:
- Project sponsors – liveWELL CQ and Department Corrective Services, Probation and Parole, Central Region.
- liveWELL CQ representatives.
- Six state government departments that work together to identify clients that may benefit from cross-agency collaboration initiatives.
- Government and non-government agencies and organisations that are central to working with the clients to improve their health and/or wellbeing.
The Steering Committee is supported by a liveWELL CQ project officer.
Final Report coming soon
The liveWELL CQ members are finalising the report; this will be available online in 2020.
“There is a need to move from anecdote and assumption towards evidence before proceeding with intervention”
Yme Dwarshuis Regional Manager Probation and Parole (2017)
Extensive community consultation was undertaken in 2017 along with a Literature Review.
Information sharing, privacy and consent are integral to this project, and resources will be developed to align with Commonwealth and Queensland legislation, and agency policies and procedures.
A grant for this project has been received from the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS); the Primary Health Network (CQ, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast) also provided contributions; and CentacareCQ provides ongoing in-kind support. The project is overseen by the QCS and liveWELL CQ. liveWELL CQ is a partnership of committed health and human service providers that work collaboratively to enact transformational change for improved health and wellbeing outcomes for the people of CQ. Established in 2007, the partnership is now self-funded and members come from across the sector and include: AnglicareCQ, CentacareCQ, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, CQ Rural Health, CQUniversity, Bidgerdii Community Health Services, Exelcare, Primary Health Network (CQ, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast), Roseberry Community Services, Queensland Corrective Services, and Uniting Care Community.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country and recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures, and to the Elders both past and present.