Metro-Adelaide 'Nunga Mi:Minar' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|30 May 2007
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|South Australia, Australia
|Proposed contribution - Department of Health and Ageing ($113,000)Proposed contribution - Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ($15,000)Proposed contribution - South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services (In-Kind)
|Health and Community Services
|The Metro-Adelaide Nunga Mi-Minar Shared Responsibility Agreement is an agreement between the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services and Nunga Mi:Minar Women and Children's Shelter.
The agreement provides for the provision of courses such as counselling and assistance with health issues such as drug and alcohol misuse and literacy. The agreement also provides for the employment of an aboriginal health worker to deliver health promotion information sessions and health screenings and run activities such as healthy eating and cooking programs, nutrition and food awareness courses and the development of a recipe book to be included in the accommodation unit.
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreements' below.
The SRA aims to improve education, health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women experiencing domestic, family and or community violence. This purpose stems from the recognition that the socially disadvantage women who are currently using the Mi:Mingar Services often have no firm cultural links, and are prone to substance misuse, boredom, gambling, suicide, low self-esteem and poor parenting skills, all of which has ramifications for their children. The SRA aims to address these issues through increased involvement with Mi:Mingar in order to strengthen their capacity to manage and improve their lives.
The terms are the SRA outline a proposed contribution from the Department of Health and Aging to the value of $113,000 in order to update the kitchen, the salary of an aboriginal health worked and resources for the project. The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has proposed a contribution of $15,000 for the provision of computer equipment for the running of the nutrition sessions and the production of the recipe book. The Department of Education and Children’s Services has proposed an in-kind contribution of children’s supervision and parenting sessions for the parents.
Nunga Mi:Minar has agreed, as part of the SRA to:
Host the cooking and healthy eating program, including providing the venue for the sessions;
Organise the guest facilitators together with the Nunga Mi:Minar staff and client care support workers which will provide the necessary information of food and nutrition;
Source food parcels at no cost;
Create a cooking resource library and encourage participants to read and learn; and
Provide maternal, child and women’s health programs.
Families and parents will:
Participate in the healthy eating and cooking program;
Attend information workshops and apply the knowledge at home;
Organise grocery shopping and catering on program days;
Actively participate in preparation and clean-up of meals and sessions;
Develop a recipe book, including utilising computers;
Adhere to OH&S standards in the kitchen; and
Encourage involvement in health screening activities.
This funding is dependent upon the parties entering into a binding funding agreement.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for six monthly reporting by Nunga Mi:Minar of the number of participants in healthy eating and cooking programs, quarterly reporting on the number of community programs delivered, and a single survey of participants gauging satisfaction with the program. Gilles Plain Aboriginal Primary Health Care will provide six monthly reporting on the number of participants undergoing health checks, and the number of participants entering into a health plan.
It also provides for quarterly meetings with the Department of Health and Ageing and the ICC, including statistical reporting.