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Human Services in focus newsletter - March/April 2012
08 May Issue 11
Welcome to a new issue of human services in focus.
It’s been a busy month of consultations with Department of Human Services staff in regional offices and central office following my announcement in February about the department’s organisational restructure aimed at moving towards a more client focused human services system.
I can confirm that based on the positive, well considered comments and feedback received, our organisation is keen to embrace changes to assist the vulnerable, tackle disadvantage and put clients at the centre of our service delivery system.
We will be working closely with our community sector stakeholders to build a more seamless support service structure by ensuring that our proposed changes harness the dedication and professionalism of our workforce and the ingenuity and innovation of our community sector to drive client centric programs and services.
Part of leading service delivery reforms includes our commitment to strengthening community sector partnerships. Community service organisations will play an integral part in shaping and driving the implementation of future change initiatives.
From a client’s perspective, the system can seem complex and confusing and may not adequately meet their needs.........
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Carlton Mens's shed (CMS)
The Carlton Men's shed will start soon it is very exiting indeed that the Men of Carlton will have their own little shed where they can hopefully exchange information idea and skills both professional and practical.
The 510 block next to the CHERS Community centre is been prepared to be the Carlton Men's shed centre for the moment.
The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPDC) has informed us that the CHERS application successfull and we are able to start discussing ideas for it, we encourage all who can to contribute to do so.
The project brings a number of organisations other than CHERS the applicant and the Auspise body NYCH, but also the CNLC, CAN, City of Melbourne's OFC.
It is very important we the residents of Carlton Estate show our interest and what we want the money to be done with for the Men in Carlton. we believe it is paramount that it provides something concrete however small for the residents so that it can be built upon it in the future for more
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Estate Computers (EC)
EC is a digital inclusion project, which is taking shape there will be an Open Door at Carlton's Harmony Day on the 17th of March, though will not be operating till early April.
The 510 block next to the Community space is been renovated to house the the Estate Computers which is part of the wider EC project. If we are Lucky the Minister For housing Wendy Lovell might attend the opening ceremony.
We been seeking more attention, services wise for the Carlton Public estate, 2011 could be our year we have to show our interest of what is been provided for us and participate as much as we can.
The Estate Computers in particular is intended for the Public Tenants in Carlton in order to address some of the disadvantages that exist when compared to the rest of Carlton or the City of Melbourne.