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The community services sector is a key government partner in delivery of services and a significant contributor to economic growth, employment and community wellbeing, particularly for vulnerable Western Australians.

The Supporting Communities Forum’s function is to support implementation of the State Government’s Supporting Communities Policy.

The Government is committed to working with the sector to maximise opportunities to deliver quality services, by building a relationship based on partnership, collaboration and mutual respect between both sectors. This work will also support the directions of the Machinery of Government reforms and the recommendations emerging from the Service Priority Review.

The Supporting Communities Forum will convene four times per year, and report regularly to the Community Safety and Family Support Cabinet Sub Committee and annually to the Premier.

The membership of the Forum was announced on 6 December 2017.   


­­­­­­­­­The Forum is chaired by Michelle Scott. The Deputy Chairperson is Helen Creed.

Membership consists of senior leadership from government agencies and 14 leaders from the community services sector.

Michelle Scott

Deputy Chairperson
Helen Creed

Forum Members


Supporting Communities Policy.pdf

Supporting Communities Forum Terms of Reference 2017-19.pdf

Forum Charter 2018.pdf

Code of Conduct 2018.pdf

Supporting Communities Working Group Membership.pdf

Forum Meetings

Meeting 1 2018 - 19 March

SCF Communique - 19 March 2018.pdf

SCF Meeting Notes 19 March 2018.pdf

Meeting 2 2018 - 18 June

SCF Meeting Notes 18 June 2018.pdf

SCF Communique - 18 June 2018.pdf

Dept of Communities Reforms 18 June 2018 presentation.pptx 

Supporting Communities Forum June 2018 - PSR Updated.pptx

Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy.pptx

Meeting 3 2018 - 17 September

SCF Meeting Notes - 17 September 2018.pdf

SCF Communique - 17 September 2018.pdf

Department of Communities' Presentation on Reform.pdf

Working Group Project Plans

Collaboration Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Communication Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Data Sharing and Linkage Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Homelessness Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Our Communities Report Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Outcomes Framework Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Procurement Reform Working Group - Project Plan.pdf

Meeting 4 2018 - 10 December

SCF Communique - 10 December 2018.pdf

Department of Communities' Presentation on Reform.pdf

ServiceWA Presentation.pdf

Strategic Framework.pdf

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.