WSCF are proud to be partnering with WESTIR and TRI Community Exchange to hold our inaugural ZEST Best Practice Event, titled “From Stories to Solutions”. The event will include the insights and experiences of some of our previous ZEST Winners and will provide attendees the space to discuss some of their newly acquired knowledge and how they can put it into practice, both in their organisation and the wider community. Lunch will provided at the event, as well as some great opportunities for networking between workers.
Topics which will be covered include:
WSCF staff attended the launch of the Community Investment Collective at Parliament House on 26 June. The launch hosted by Minister for Ageing & Disability Services, John Ajaka was addressed by the new Family & Community Services (FaCS) Minister Gabrielle Upton and Treasurer Andrew Constance. The Treasurer reaffirmed the Premier’s commitment and passion for human services and vulnerable people. He also spoke about the need to be more innovative in responding to individual need and not being constrained by the limitations of government funding programs.
The new localisation initiative and the major reforms currently under implementation by NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) were summarised at a session last Monday June 30th attended by WSCF staff.
Last year, Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) earmarked funds for a strategy that would make a real difference to the conversations about ‘flexible’ transport and how important getting to places is for people in Western Sydney.
Western Sydney Community Forum has been around for thirty years now. In celebration of this longevity WSCF organised a Q&A as a means of telling a story about ‘us’, the community sector, and the longevity of this sector. This discussion is about highlighting the challenges the sector has faced and survived, and it is about setting the scene for the new challenges waiting around the corner.