The Department of Communities (Communities) is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package.
With the conclusion of the Nous work and scenario planning underway, this meeting considered the future of the Taskforce and agreed it had proven to be a valuable information-sharing conduit between the Sector and Department.
The Department of Communities are moving to a new head office in Fremantle’s King Square. By the end of June more than 1700 staff will have relocated.
A little while ago we sent an email asking you and your networks to participate in a video by sending a supportive message to victims of domestic and family violence.
Head of Recovery, Paul Issachsen joined the Taskforce to recap the newly announced State Government COVID-19 Recovery Plan and how the Department will be looking to the Taskforces to inform and support the ‘Social’ domain, led by Director-General Michelle Andrews.
We farewell Tiffany Allen, Sam Knight and Lee-Anne Anderson who returned to their respective roles within Communities. We’d like to thank them for their energy, focus and passion.
The Department of Communities is monitoring the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the WA community.
This phase will include a return to the workplace for many community services sector employees currently working from home, as well as a large number of volunteers.
Send a supportive message to victims of domestic and family violence during and after the social distancing and isolation resulting from COVID-19.
With the benefit of having trialed new ways of working during our response to COVID and with WA now looking towards the recovery phase of this pandemic I have implemented the new leadership structure – to provide clear lines of accountability while ensuring integrity remains the bedrock of everything we do.
I am sure most of you welcome the State Government’s announcement of the WA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions.
We understand some of our service providers and staff may need to travel due to work and we have been getting lots of questions around the process and documents required to obtain travel exemptions.
A draft evaluation of the trial initiative was shared amongst the Taskforce. It was discussed how learnings from this and other COVID responses can be used for future crisis responses, in step with the Government’s Emergency Accommodation Plan.
Each week there are more and more positive signs that WA is on the path to recovery. On Wednesday we passed a major milestone as public schools reopened for students.
An informational recap of some key points and updates on some evolving issues.
A message from the Community Sector Partnership Team at the Department of Communities.