ACWA’s Transition to Independence Forum (TIF) has developed a series of resources to support the sector and raise awareness of transitioning from care services in NSW, both what is available and the gaps that still need addressing.
The three resources include:
- Service Profiles
- Service Area Map displaying aftercare services available to any young person who has had a care experience.
- Transitioning from Care Case Studies demonstrating some of the positive outcomes of good quality support services.
It is hoped these documents will be ‘living’ and updated as needed. ACWA understands there are many agencies who have and/or are starting to implement programs in this space, so if you would like your organisation to be added to the profile list please contact email@example.com
ACWA’s TIF meetings occur bi-monthly, on the second Friday of the month. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, October 13 at Relationships Australia, Parramatta.
In addition to these meetings, the TIF is currently developing a new working group to support NGOs and FACS to implement better consistent operational strategies to ensure Leaving Care Plans and Financial Plans are endorsed and enacted consistently and appropriately across the state. Anyone who would like to become a part of the group is welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACWA would like to thank Uniting, CatholicCare Sydney and Hunter Manning and Relationships Australia for working closely with us to develop these resources. Additionally, we would like to thank all members of the TIF collective for their continued support.