Ministry of Social Development restructure creates "Community Investment"

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As part of a Ministry of Social Development restructure, a new business group, Community Investment, has been launched today, 2 October 2014.

Community Investment brings together what was the funding and contracting functions of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Child Youth and Family. It also includes the service development work in the areas of social change, and programme development and delivery.

Murray Edridge, Deputy Chief Executive, Community Investment says:

"Community Investment will support a more flexible and joined-up approach to the way we work with you and your communities. It will allow us to increase our focus on relationships with our NGO partners providing them the support they need to put the client at the centre of what they do. This will be reflected in funding decisions that are coordinated, integrated and targeted according to need. Flexibility will ensure we work differently in different communities, achieving the best possible outcomes."

Community Investment will be made up of seven groups with seven senior management roles taking responsibility for the following areas: Community Outcomes and Services; Service Development and Innovation; Strategic Investment; Māori; Pasefika; Business Services; and MSD Approvals.

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Media:

Sweeping changes for social services? Community Scoop, 12.04.2015

MSD restructure 'lacks transparency', Radio NZ, 04.10.14