The SA Housing Authority is establishing five Alliances, to service the complex and evolving needs of clients experiencing or at risk of homelessness across South Australia. This comprises four regional homelessness alliances, and one state-wide domestic and family violence alliance, to commence operations from 1 July 2021.
The Alliance approach involves multiple non-government partners coming together to develop integrated service networks with supporting behaviours and practices. It will see the transformation of a fragmented system with a large number of program-based contracts, to 5 alliance-based contracts comprised of providers working together in a formal and structured way, both at a system and geographical level.
Alliance participants, including the SA Housing Authority, are expected to exhibit the relevant alliance behaviours, including shared accountability for outcomes and working together through the governance structure to make decisions unanimously and collaborate on the basis of what is best-for client outcomes rather than in the interests of their respective organisations. Read Answers to Questions you may have about SA Homelessness Alliances
Each of the four regionally based Alliances have a geographic focus to better tailor responses according to their cohort's need. These Regions are illustrated in the maps linked below*.
Following an open tender process, the successful consortia are as follows:
|Adelaide North area map *|
|Adelaide South area map incorporating the CBD *|
|Country North area map *|
|Country South area map *|
|State-wide Domestic and Family Violence|
Maintaining continuity of service access and activities for clients will be vital through the shift from individual program contracts to the Alliance model, and the SA Housing Authority will support services to ensure that the detailed transition plans established during the tender phase are effectively implemented.
An independent Alliance Coach has also been engaged by the Authority to support successful consortia throughout the transition and mobilisation phases.
This transformational reform will drive state-wide co-ordination between government and homelessness and domestic and family violence services to ensure that the client remains at the centre of everything we do