Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Communities is dedicated to sharing important information regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as it comes to hand in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.

Announcements

 


Researchers at Curtin University have developed a self-help guide to improve mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide provides ideas from international experts to improve mental health and wellbeing in children, teenagers, adults and older adults.   You can find out more here - COVIDCBT https://covidcbt.org/
The Department of Communities helps to acknowledge the significant efforts of Western Australia's volunteers through the WA Volunteer Service Awards program. The program recognises Western Australian (WA) volunteers who have provided 25 years or more of voluntary service, and in 2021 will also acknowledge those volunteers who have served across multiple organisations. To find out more visit www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-communities/wa-volunteer-service-awards http://www.wa.gov.…
A new 'one-stop hub' that will make it easier for people experiencing or at risk of family and domestic violence to access services has been officially opened in Mirrabooka. The hub will provide integrated wraparound services to enable people experiencing family and domestic violence to get help sooner, and closer to where they live. There will be a focus on providing culturally safe and trauma informed services and supports for people from all backgrounds.…
On the International Day of People with Disability, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Disability Services launched A Western Australia for Everyone: State Disability Strategy 2020-2030 https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/strategies/state-disability-strategy-2020-2030/. Developed based on an all-of-community consultation process, the strategy sets the foundation for building a more inclusive Western Australia,…
A decision has been made to gradually phase out swimming pools and spas at family day care services, along with implementing other safety measures. This decision will require changes to the conditions set on family day care providers and educators as well as regulation amendments that will need to be progressed through both national and Western Australian legislative processes. The Department of Communities will update family day care approved providers and educators as these changes progress.…