I hope you are well and safe during these unprecedented times where, as a community, we act to slow the spread and reduce the risk of the COVID-19 infection.
As a human services industry, we are at the forefront of supporting individuals, families and communities who experience vulnerability and crisis. At times like this, our work is even more critical to do the best we can to ensure those already experiencing vulnerability are not further disadvantaged. To do this, service continuity is paramount. Equally important, is ensuring the social and economic health of our workforces and our business operations.
Ongoing Programs and Services
At this time, we know it is imperative that you have access to sector support and development services, to assist you to continue providing services for people experiencing vulnerability.
Western Sydney Community Forum operates in a completely digital environment. As such our team, resources and capabilities continue to be available at full capacity. We have activated our extended network of experienced support and specialist team members, who will add capacity and substitute, where required, in instances where the in-house team may need to take leave due to health or caring responsibilities.
The Western Sydney Community Forum remote office and team are available:
Monday to Friday
02 9687 9669 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.wscf.org.au
Our programs, services and partnerships will continue remotely. In some instances, programs have been adapted and re-designed to adjust to a remote service environment. Our service quality and impact remain the same.
As you may be aware, our ZEST 2020 ceremony was due to be held a few days ago. The ceremony was cancelled and has been replaced with a digital and virtual strategy. With our ZEST partners, it means that we will continue to learn from, recognise and celebrate Western Sydney’s unsung heroes. The virtual strategy has commenced and will be implemented over the coming months.
New Services to Respond to COVID-19
To support the community services sector in Western Sydney at this time, we have introduced a package of new services. They are based on information that we have received from our members and service users to date. We expect that these new services will be expanded and re-aligned as new information comes to hand and as the situation changes from day to day.
The key, collective goal underpinning our work at this time, is to support the service system; particularly in service continuity for people experiencing vulnerability and crisis.
A summary of the new services is outlined below. Detailed information about each service, as it evolves, will be provided.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team or me directly at any time on 0417 788 905 or at email@example.com.
On behalf of the team, stay well and our best wishes,
Chief Executive Officer