- Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 11:00 pm
Anokhi* bravely shared her story when the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited The Orange Door in Inner Gippsland this month.
Anokhi also recently spoke to ABC Radio Gippsland about her experience of family violence, saying: “If you have any issues, whatever they are you can straight away knock on the Orange Door."
She is one of 60,000 people who have been referred to The Orange Door across Victoria since operations began, including more than 20,000 children.
While the majority of clients continue to be referred by other organisations, early data shows a new trend is starting to emerge in the way people are accessing services. This case data shows that the number of people self-referring to The Orange Door in person is increasing in each of the five Orange Door areas.
The Orange Door has been developed alongside people with lived experience and is working to continue to ensure their wants and needs drive improvement efforts. A new ‘client voice’ survey has recently been introduced after being developed and trialled with clients.
The survey, which is currently available to clients in The Orange Door and will soon be offered over the phone, provides a way to measure key aspects of their experience. Survey results are included in regular reporting for The Orange Door, so that their voices can influence ongoing practice and service improvement.
The Orange Door is currently open in North Eastern Melbourne, Bayside Peninsula, Barwon, Mallee and Inner Gippsland.
Read the Minister’s opinion piece to mark the first year of The Orange Door.
*not her real name