UnitingCare West is a proud supporter of the 2016 WACOSS Conference, themed “The Way Ahead - Leave no One Behind”. The three day event will explore the future directions of community services in WA, where the sector is getting ahead with great outcomes and where we may need to change direction to make a difference.
UCW CEO Sue Ash AO will speak about preparing for the future and UCW’s Executive Manager Community Living David Cain will speak about co-designing a new financial counselling model in WA.
The WACOSS biennial Conference is a significant event on the community sector calendar. The event brings together high calibre speakers from around Australia and the world to address the important themes and trends in community services, such as:
• The Civil Society - A society is thriving when it celebrates the involvement of all its citizens, actively engages individuals, families and communities in the design of services and communities.
• The Way We Work Together - Building an effective, accessible and sustainable sector in an environment of increasing demand for services, cost pressures with reducing funding and how our irrepressible sector still delivers.
• The Future of our Work - What are the key global, national and local drivers shaping the work we do? Can we predict the issues of the future? Are there things that can be done now to improve the needs and outcomes in the future?
• WA’s First Australians – WACOSS is proud to announce a partnership with Reconciliation WA to develop and engage with Aboriginal Lead Organisations to progress one of the four program streams dedicated to Australia’s First People. The theme is “Shining a Light on a Better Tomorrow”. First Australians continue to be the most disadvantaged and vulnerable demographic in WA. We will explore and showcase examples on how justice equity in WA is producing better outcomes for Australians First People. The sector will have the opportunity to learn and work together with Indigenous lead organisations.
UCW is exhibiting at the conference as well. Please come and find our booth and we are looking forward to speaking with you about our work in the sector.
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