E&E is delighted and excited to be able to report a significant upward trend in performance. This trend is happening in both the education arena and the employment arena.
In 2013 and again in 2014 E&E was facing substantial challenges as the government funding agencies changed their criteria. The Salvation Army has always been an organisation that has provided a mission component to its activities and the implications of this meant that the deliverable outcomes required by government contracts were not being met.
In 2014 a major re-structure of E&E was undertaken, with many changes made to staff and to procedures. Any re-structure takes a little while to implement and to embed and unfortunately E&E was able to do little more than hold steady in some areas of activity (e.g. education delivery) while these changes occurred. Subsequently, during 2015, rigorous focus on ensuring new systems were put in place for encouraging and supporting the performance of our learners and clients, resulted in a marked improvement in our outcomes.
In late 2015 E&E was very privileged to be the recipient of The Warehouse philanthropic fund raising, which will enable us during 2016 and 2017, in collaboration with Variety - The Children's Charity, to put more support around our young students to encourage even further success.
We are looking forward to further consolidation of our performance outcomes in 2016.