Partnerships & Collaborations

Here at Community Industry Group we believe in the power of partnership and collaboration in getting the best outcomes for the vulnerable communities in which we work. However, we understand that many partnerships flounder due to a lack of clarity in purpose and expectation. This can result in creating more work, rather than releasing resources which should be the case.

Community Industry Group offer a fantastic range of resources to support the development of new partnerships and the evaluation of existing partnerships that your organisation may have. Working with one of our team, you will be guided through the process of partnership development to ensure that it will add value to your organisation, is equitable, that results can be measured and that systems and processes are in place to ensure ongoing effectiveness.

 

Community Industry Group is proud to be involved in the following partnerships and collaborations.

Illawarra Disability Alliance

The Illawarra Disability Alliance (IDA) is made up of not for profit disability-specific providers working together to deliver better outcomes for people with a disability in our community.

Members of the Alliance are strong advocates for people with a disability in the Illawarra region and Community Industry Group is proud to act as secretariat for this important collaborative.

For more information see: https://illawarradisabilityalliance.org/

Illawarra Workforce Action Group

The Illawarra Workforce Action Group (IWAG) is a group of stakeholders with a strong interest in aged and disability services workforce issues. Members of IWAG recognise the pressing need to address staff attraction and retention issues at a regional level, outside of existing structures and programs. Community Industry Group is proud to be a key member and facilitator of this group.

Kiama Dementia Friendly Alliance

The Kiama Dementia Friendly Alliance is a coalition of people with dementia, representatives from local community organisations including Community Industry Group, representatives from the UOW, Alzheimer’s Australia, Kiama Council, local residents businesses. The group works collaboratively to ensure a whole of community approach is achieved in raising general awareness and providing training and support for people with dementia and their carers.

For more information see: https://www.southerndag.org/kiama-project/

Marketing & Communication Community of Practice

The Marketing and Communication Community of Practice was founded by Community Industry Group to bring together like-minded professionals to share ideas, learn from guest speakers and each other, discuss trends in marketing and communication and form strong business connections.

Prevention of Older Person Abuse (POPA)

The POPA meeting is made up of community organisations, businesses, government departments and interested community representatives who are connected to older people in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven Local Government Areas. Members work together with the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission to implement initiatives to assist in prevention of older person’s abuse in the community. POPA and the Shoalhaven Older Abuse Prevention (SOAP) group work together on a number of projects. Community Industry Group is proud to act as secretariat for this important collaborative.