This document details the North & West Metro Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Service’s 2015 catchment plan for the four catchments of: South West Melbourne, North West Melbourne, North Melbourne, and Inner North Melbourne. This is a living document, reflective of the ongoing planning process occurring within these catchments. Annual review documents will be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which will take into account new data releases and the outcomes of ongoing consultation.
It outlines our approach to catchment based planning in the area, including process, governance, data analysis and consultation. It also talks to the policy context and relationships with other sectors.
This document has been endorsed by all the AOD Service Providers in the North & West Metro Region.
Catchment Based Planning (CBP) is a systematic way to understand our local communities and what services they require. Catchment planners are based locally and are working to understand the AOD service needs of our catchments; to ensure that AOD treatment services are:
- In the right locations
- Delivering the right mix of services
- Coordinated effectively with the other services that our clients need
CBP is a new function for the AOD treatment sector, coming out of the recent sector reform in Victoria, it is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the value of local level planning in ensuring that services are tailored to local community need.
The first AOD catchment based plans were submitted in December 2015, and will be reviewed annually.
The second AOD catchment based plan will be uploaded to this website once it is approved by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, in early 2017.
Louise Richardson, Health Service Planner
North & West AOD Partnership
Odyssey House Victoria / UnitingCare ReGen
p: 0437 503 870