Homelessness Strategy Preferred Support Providers are service providers that have been assessed as being able to provide a quality service to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Once accredited, preferred support providers can tender for government funds to deliver services in the homelessness sector. Accredited providers can also apply for one-off project grants from the Homelessness Innovation Fund.
Accreditation aims to improve:
- the quality of services provided
- professionalism throughout the sector
- coordination of services across the state
- involvement of service providers with other reform processes
- outcomes for customers.
The preferred support provider process takes place every three years. The 2010 process has now concluded and the next process is due in 2013. The process is extensive, and organisations are given written guidance on how to demonstrate their quality, skills and capacity to deliver services to homeless people.
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About the homelessness sector
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