Presentation on theme: "INTEGRATION & SUSTAINABILITY REVIEW BOARD PRESENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY 13 TH June 2011."— Presentation transcript:
INTEGRATION & SUSTAINABILITY REVIEW BOARD PRESENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY 13 TH June 2011
BACKGROUND TO THE REVIEW History of losses in the organisation that were not sustainable – Retirement of Chief Executive – Appointment of DCA for management support -
MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT What have we done? -taken action to reduce the cost of the business, returning to surplus; -approached Disability Services Commission for assistance to develop a longer term strategy and as a result they funded this Review;
-Appointed Matrix on Board – September 2010 -Matrix Report delivered – May 2011 -The Board has considered the Report
What are the next steps? Continued discussions with Community and Stakeholders about the Report; Development of a three year strategic plan to respond to the key findings of the Report.
STRATEGIC PLAN Purpose of WA Deaf Society Values Key Result Areas
TIMELINE Next 5 months: -Develop Plan -Consultation with Deaf Community, Government and other organisations -Present to AGM: October 2011
REVIEW REPORT The Review Report is made up of five separate reports: Interstate Comparison Funding and Policy Context Deaf Community Needs WADS Organisation Review Strategic Directions
1.Interstate Comparison Key finding: Compared to other States, WADS gets much less $s, including Government support, fundraising and investment income
Community, disability and NRS services per deaf person
SLC and DEAFINITE EMPLOYMENT Doing well compared to other Societies.
2.Funding and Policy Context Other Deaf Societies get Government $s for deaf people; WA has no funding for “deaf people”, only for deaf people with other needs. Key action: Work with Disability Services Commission to negotiate satisfactory funding for the deaf community.
3.Deaf Community Needs Data from the Community Needs surveys, interviews and group meetings was compared with the DSC Count Me In - Disability Future Directions 2009 strategy.
This Report presents 35 deaf specific pathways to address the priority areas for the deaf community. A lot of discussion will be had about these and how we work together with the community to address these needs.
4.Organisation Review Data was collected from the survey, focus groups and interviews. 11 areas were identified and 68 recommendations made to the Board.
Services Community Services SLC Interpreting DEAFinite Employment Community Development Operations Communication Funding Organisational Culture Physical Environment Governance Governance DCA partnership Stakeholder relationships
The Board will develop a work plan for each of these for further consultation.
5.Strategic Directions A summary of the other Reports and recommended actions. Still work to do but key directions will be: Still work to do but key directions will be:
Strategic Plan 2011-2014 Purpose of WADS (including who is target user group) Values Key Result Areas Service Plan Fundraising Plan Complete for AGM – October 2011
Partnerships Partnerships With Government and non-Government organisations WA Foundation for Deaf Children – development of Cottesloe land and community hub
Infrastructure Infrastructure Community Space – very few people are satisfied with the East Perth Community space Regional Services Regional Services Need to invest in improving access for deaf people in regional and rural WA including investment in technology and training.
Communication Communication WADS needs to improve its internet and video technology and also its website. Management Management Executive Services Manager, WADS