Enhancing Delivery Models and New Partnerships

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Title: Enhancing Delivery Models and New Partnerships
Author: Polevychok, Mechyslava; Carter, Tom
Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a shift in the nature of models to deliver housing and support services for low income and marginalized groups in society. This shift has been prompted in part by a change in the role governments play – from that of “provider” to “facilitator.” This has necessitated more involvement by community-based organizations. There has also been a growing recognition that program assistance, in many circumstances, can be more effective if community is actively involved in identifying needs, establishing priorities, planning and delivering programs. In addition more limited levels of funding from government have required the collaboration, involvement and funding participation of more groups, organizations and government departments to make initiatives work. Partnerships are much more prominent and playing a greater role in planning, development and delivery. Changes to accommodate these trends and circumstances have resulted in new delivery models and program practices. These new models and program practices are best characterized by those used under the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) and the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI). This paper will examine models and best practices under these initiatives with a view to how they might be improved to ensure more effective delivery of program assistance and improved quality of life for the homeless. This paper also incorporates some “key questions” that have to be addressed to enhance delivery models and program practices. These questions, attached as Appendix A, will help focus the
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10680/386

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