COVID-19 coronavirus: Community Sector Partnerships

The Department of Communities is working to ensure that you and your stakeholders are kept up-to-date and can access direct assistance in relation to COVID-19.

Overview

The Department of Communities and the community services sector are working together to ensure the most vulnerable people in Western Australia are supported through the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure services continue to be provided to the people we support.

Taskforces

Taskforces were established in March 2020 to combine the efforts of community sector service partners and the State so that joint service delivery was targeted where it was needed the most.

The taskforces:

  • planned and responded to the impact of COVID-19 on Western Australia’s vulnerable people
  • planned and responded to ensure vulnerable people had access to essential services
  • ensured that solutions to challenges had a cultural oversight by Communities’ Director General Cultural Council.

The taskforces focused on:

  • people with disability
  • family and domestic violence
  • homelessness
  • seniors
  • children in care
  • Aboriginal outcomes and partnerships
  • remote Aboriginal communities
  • mental health and alcohol and other drugs
  • young people.

Latest updates

Western Australia remains in a State of Emergency. Keep up to date with the latest news and advice via the COVID-19 webpage.

23 June 2022 webinar - mandatory vaccination changes

On 23 June 2022, Communities hosted a webinar for community sector organisations. The Chief Health Officer (CHO), Dr Andy Robertson, spoke about the changes to the mandatory vaccination policy in WA, and took questions on how these changes might affect organisations and service provision in the sector.

Watch the webinar recording:

23 June 2022 webinar - changes to mandatory vaccination policy in WA
Questions and Answers - changes to mandatory vaccination policy in WA

10 June 2022 webinar - mandatory vaccination changes

On 10 June 2022, the Department of Communities hosted a webinar for the disability services sector on the changes to mandatory vaccination policy. The CHO, Dr Andy Robertson, gave a short presentation on the changed vaccination requirements and answered questions from the audience.

Watch the webinar recording:

10 June 2022 presentation: mandatory vaccination of disability workers in WA
Question and Answer - mandatory vaccination requirements.docx

3 March 2022 sector briefing

Watch the sector briefing:

Sector briefing slide pack: community sector preparedness, 3 March

11 February 2022 sector briefing

Sector briefing slide pack: community sector preparedness, 11 February
Sector briefing webinar Frequently Asked Questions - Parkerville.pdf

4 February 2022 sector briefing

Sector briefing slide pack: community sector preparedness, 4 February

21 January 2022 sector briefing

Sector briefing slide pack: COVID-19 preparedness, WA border opening

Further information

For more information email sectorsupport@communities.wa.gov.au.

Page reviewed 30 June 2022