COMMUNITYWEST received a Community Services Excellence Award for the Act to Connect Program in Rockingham.
CommunityWest won the Local Government and Community Services Collaboration category.
The not-for-profit organisation supports the community and its social sector.
The Act to Connect Program was a successful collaboration with City of Rockingham, who engaged CommunityWest to co-design and present workshops for staff and volunteers to become effective social connectors.
The aim of the program is to reduce loneliness, which can have a negative influence on people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Act to Connect workshops enable staff and volunteers to assist people to connect to places, events and pursuits which give their lives meaning and purpose.
Additional strategic alliances have now been formed with Wanneroo, Joondalup and East Fremantle councils for the program to reduce disengagement.
CommunityWest chief executive Michelle Jenkins said she was honoured to be able to work with organisations to help them support vulnerable people in the community.