- Must show evidence of how stakeholders have worked in partnership to achieve an extraordinary outcome for the community of Greater Western Sydney.
- Must provide evidence of the positive impact this project has achieved in Greater Western Sydney, across a region (i.e. across two or more Local Government Areas).
*Borrowers Beware Project Open or Close
The Borrowers Beware Project educates people in the West and South West Region and across NSW about the risks of entering into financial products secured against their homes so that each individual understands their rights, the implications and is able to make more informed decisions. This information is provided via radio broadcasts to the elderly in Arabic, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian.
Seniors Rights Service and Legal Aid partnered to consult the community, and established most appropriate ways to convey message. Four advertisements and two interviews were developed and translated into targeted languages. These ads ran as part of 1364 broadcasts and a total of 11 interviews were aired on SBS and other community broadcasters.
Healthy Older Peoples Partnership (HOPP) Open or Close
The Healthy Older Peoples Partnership (HOPP) is a coalition of services working together to improve the strength, balance, confidence and health of older people over 65 years living at home in Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). This reduces the risk of falls and helps keep the participants living independently.
WSLHD Health Promotion has initiated this reablement project to build Strength and Balance in seniors. This involves a partnership of 35 aged care organisations including multicultural services in Western Sydney.
Human Rights Approach on Elder Abuse Forum Open or Close
The Aged-Care Rights Service (TARS), Granville TAFE and Auburn City Council delivered the 'Human Rights Approach on Elder Abuse' Forum in Auburn Town Hall on 13th October 2015. The Forum provided education to service workers and students on:
Human rights perspective on elder abuse
Understanding elder abuse with a focus on CALD community
Intervention and community response
Advocacy in the sector
Diverse perspectives were represented, including CALD, Aboriginal, LGBTI and carers. Speakers were from the academic, social work, police and legal sectors. Over 220 people from a cross section of services, advocacy organisations throughout Sydney and regional NSW attended.
Linking CALD Communities Open or Close
The Linking CALD Communities project provides a suite of services to the community including Australian Birth Cultural Dimension Antenatal Classes,4 Mental Health - Value your Mind and Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week.
Whilst Westmead Hospital takes the lead in developing the variety of programs they are heavily supported by their lengthy partnership with Community Migrant Resource Centre. Holroyd Council joined the partnership two years ago and all three partners contribute to the development and delivery of the programs on varying levels.
Stepping On Open or Close
Nepean Food Services has collaborated with NSW Health to bring this valuable service to the communities of Penrith LGA and Warragamba/Silverdale, targeting clients who will benefit most greatly from the program over 65. The Stepping On program offers older people a way of reducing falls and at the same time increasing self confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling.
This program, which was developed in Australia and been implemented in the USA and internationally is considered to be one of the most effective falls prevention programs available, giving people the confidence to undertake their everyday activities safely.
Walk for Water Open or Close
ParraCAN initiated the Walk for Water through the Western Sydney Environment Network in 2014 to strengthen community efforts for environment and climate change. They had learned that coal mining and coal seam gas extraction were damaging the water supply and quality in Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions. This fact could touch residents, organisations and politicians.
The actual walk, commencing from the Cataract Dam near Wollongong, proceeding through South and Western Sydney areas and finishing in Hyde Park in the city, gave visibility and physicality to concerns of carbon emissions and health effects of mining activities in people’s surroundings.