In November 2013, ARTD was engaged by NSW Treasury to evaluate Resilient Families, an intensive support service delivered to families in greater Sydney by The Benevolent Society as part of the NSW Government’s Social Benefit Bond scheme.
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the implementation and outcomes of the service over its first three years of operation from 2013 and assess the appropriateness of the measures place for the purpose of bond payments. Throughout the three-year study the service has moved to a more established stage of implementation, providing a flexible service, responsive to client needs. ARTD’s recommendations have focused on further development of the service to optimise outcomes for families. The Preliminary and Mid-term evaluation reports can now be viewed on the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet’s website.