Anglicare NT Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Our Strategic Plan 2022-2025 was launched by Chair Richard Giles and Rirratjingu Elder Mandaka Marika at the Anglicare NT Board meeting in Nhulunbuy on Friday 20 May. The Strategic Plan outlines how we will best respond to the needs of our diverse communities across the Northern Territory for the next three years. After the launch, Mandaka and Bishop Greg Anderson then jointly unveiled our new plaque of Acknowledgement to Traditional Owners.

We have taken a collaborative journey to reach the final version of our new Strategic Plan. Social Ventures Australia (SVA), an independent consulting team, were engaged to ensure input was received from staff, Board Members, stakeholders and partners. Staff had the opportunity to contribute to the process through a series of meetings and an online survey.

Our values of Respect, Kindness, Hope, Fairness and Integrity have not changed – they still form the basis of everything we do at Anglicare NT. New to this Strategic Plan is our Vision: A full life and social justice for all.

We have added a statement outlining what we do – We work with people and their communities to understand priorities and achieve positive impact, so that:

  • children, young people and families thrive, and are safe and connected.
  • people flourish socially and emotionally
  • people have access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing, and pathways out of homelessness
  • older people are supported to live with dignity the lives that they want
  • people experiencing disability have the opportunity to fully participate in their community
  • people fulfil their right to self-determination.

Our principles are practical statements that outline what is important to us and guide our decisions and actions. We are person-centred and our services strengths-based, we value our people and advocate for social and ecological justice. We acknowledge the harmful impacts of colonisation, support self-determination and celebrate and respect people’s cultural heritage, practices and beliefs. We are accountable, understand our impact and improve on what we do. We collaborate with communities and services and work in partnership to enable local decision making and community-led action.

The goals that we will strive to meet over the next three years cover our services, innovation and advocacy, partnerships and people. Reaching these goals will help us respond in the best way possible to community need – now and into the future.

Thank you to all involved in the development of this plan –  our Board, managers, staff, Aboriginal leaders, designers and consultants. Our new Strategic Plan is a resource that will helps us to be the best we can be and do the best we can do to ensure ‘A full life and social justice for all’.