The WA Government has updated
the Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) policy in measures that give
sector organisations greater funding security.
The new measures in the DCSP
recommend minimum five-year contracts. They will better support community
organisations to focus on service delivery outcomes rather than outputs, and
centre in the design process the experience and knowledge of people receiving
and delivering services. Benefits of the initiative for the sector include
longer contract terms, less red tape, stronger collaboration with the sector
and service co-design.