Thrive Program

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Increasing clients’ social and economic capacity and building household resilience for long term success.

The new Thrive program is a Department of Communities initiative delivered in partnership with non-government organisations. Thrive builds on the successes of the Support and Tenant Education Program (STEP), with a stronger focus on early intervention.

Thrive will operate around the following four key themes:

  • Improving clients’ social and economic wellbeing
  • Increasing clients’ capacity to manage their household in a community
  • Building clients’ capacity and resilience for long term success
  • Provision of earlier support to reduce risk factors that may affect their household.

Thrive will have increased collaboration with existing private or government support programs and services.

Thrive services will include:

  • Tailored case coordination addressing the wider needs of clients and community;
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate support for clients’ individual needs;
  • Regular home visits to assist clients to develop strategies and build capacity and resilience for managing their household in a community;
  • Referrals to other services and coordination of provision of practical assistance for clients, including those in remote areas.

Tender process updates

The Thrive Request for Tender Evaluation report (Evaluation report) is now completed and will be progressing through the required approval gateways which includes the Community Services Procurement Review Committee (CSPRC).

Subject to the CSPRC endorsing the Evaluation report, it will progress to the Department of Communities Director General (DG) for final approval.

After the DG approval, letters will then be sent to Preferred Respondents in January 2019 to commence negotiations. Unsuccessful Respondents will be notified in due course.

Pending the above timeframes, award is anticipated for March 2019.

Further details

Email or call (08) 9440 2591 for more information.