√ a more responsive service that has the capacity to address a range of inter-related issues
√ increased accessibility to services
√ decrease in service overlap and the need for clients to repeat information
√ an easier and more efficient pathway through services
√ improved accountability; more efficient distribution of resources
√ more efficient cross-sector communication pathways
√ achieving continuity of care
√ ensuring responsibility and accountability
√ co-ordinating the planning and delivery of resources for the benefit of service users
√ pool of knowledge and expertise enabling creative problem-solving
√ an increase in staff morale resulting from a decrease in isolation
√ a sense of common purpose
√ improved cross-sector communication
The benefits of cross-sector collaboration are explored in more detail in the Cross-sector collaboration: Implications for Gambler's Help background paper (PDF - 828.3 KB).
For practical examples of successful collaboration, explore the principles for cross-sector collaboration and download the Practice guidelines for cross-sector collaboration (PDF - 216.8 KB).