ReGen launches its 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

Melbourne, VIC, 30th June 2014 – UnitingCare ReGen, the lead alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria & Tasmania, today launched its 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan.

ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis said:

“The new strategic plan provides ReGen with a clear guide to direct its energies between 2014 and 2017, a period which will see significant change in the alcohol and other drug sector.

"The plan builds on ReGen’s 44 year history and provides a platform to guide ReGen through the outcomes of the recent AOD treatment services recommissioning process. This includes ReGen’s future partnerships and expansion of services into the Victorian Department of Health’s Inner North, North, North West, South West Metropolitan and Grampians catchment areas.

"The plan recommits ReGen to being a person-centred, innovative organisation with a focus on demonstrating leadership, strengthening collaboration and building capacity.

"The launch of the plan follows one of the most comprehensive consultation processes in ReGen’s history. Staff from across the organisation worked alongside Board members and our Consumer Consultants to develop the plan over a nine month period. In addition, focus groups were conducted with people from across the breadth of ReGen’s services, including in withdrawal, rehabilitation, counselling, as well as their families. Some of ReGen’s partner agencies and funders were also invited to provide input.

Laurence Alvis commented, "We aimed for the 2014-2017 strategic plan to give us a strong sense of direction, as well as be written in a clear, concise and be easily understandable. We ask you to read our plan and let us know whether we have hit the mark.

The 2014-17 Strategic Plan can be seen at 


For further information or comment please contact Laurence Alvis on (03) 9384 8880 or 0421 811 707.


Background about ReGen: UnitingCare ReGen is the lead alcohol and other drugs treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria & Tasmania. We have been promoting health and reducing alcohol and other drug related harm since 1970.  We support social justice and sustainable change at an individual, community and systemic level.