Our proudest achievement is our ability to retain the importance of “local” in all of our communities as we grow. Supporting local businesses and community services across out footprint is the highest of CareWest’s priorities to help regional and remote communities thrive in their own unique ways.
As a homegrown, experienced, regional Not for Profit, CareWest has the connections, passion and obligation to support local communities to remain viable for future generations. Through our community engagement process we empower local organisations, families and individuals to develop local strengths, increase funding opportunities, support local providers, as well as investing in local jobs, products and services. In recent times, we have seen an avalanche of metropolitan based, for profit companies entering our local communities to deliver community services remotely. It is more important now than ever before to bolster our rural, regional and remote communities to remain local and in control of how their services are delivered. Empowering local communities, building on their unique strengths and walking beside them is fundamental to CareWest’s philosophy as an organisation. As the nation’s population ages and the Government revenue base continues to shrink, we believe the voice of rural, regional and remote Australia must to be louder than ever before to ensure the viability of our communities. Rural, regional and remote Australia is fundamental to our nation’s cultural identity and CareWest is working hard to protect and support the iconic localness of country Australia.