Update on CLCN 2017/2018
With the working year for 2017 rapidly coming to an end, it is fitting to provide an update in regard to CLCN activities, particularly in relation to recent Sector Development Meetings being cancelled.
The CLCN is a group of executives, managers and workers from community, government and private agencies, who work together to share information,develop skills and advocate for better services to respond to squalor and hoarding in the Canberra community.
While the CLCN started 2017 with enthusiasm and drive with an Executive group consisting of 6 - 8 key individuals across the sector, it became apparent that some members were unable to make a firm and ongoing commitment to supporting the CLCN's work.
As a result of diminishing commitment, a decision was made to cancel the remaining Sector Development meetings and workshops for 2017, until such time the CLCN can regroup to ensure that there is a strong commitment and intent going forward.
It is also important to acknowledge that a number of workshops were delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic facilitators during 2017. The workshops were well received and, while the number of facilitators has also diminished, there remains positive interest across the sector for the delivery of workshops.
To this end, we are seeking 'expressions of interest' to join the Executive group, and will be following up early in 2018. Without support from the sector the CLCN is at risk of not being able to continue going forward.