Hon Paula Bennett : National Party : Minister of Social Development December 2013

ComVoices met with Minister Bennett, and introduced the members of the group.  The role of ComVoices  in the sector was outlined.

The five representatives discussed the key messages from the members of ComVoices  including the loss of the role of OCVS which no longer has a presence for the Sector.

We also discussed the issue of research into the value of outcomes processes, and the concern around the sustainability of the sector due to uncertainty around contracting and funding.

The Minister responded positively and signalled that a message will come to the sector acknowledging the year of changes and a ‘heads-up’ on standing contracts.