Congratulations to our SENTRAL team

Published on 19 November 2021

SENTRAL Youth Services team celebrating their commendation award

Kiama Council’s SENTRAL Youth Services team has been recognised for their efforts of the last year, winning a highly commended at the Youth Work Awards.

The SENTRAL team was among a handful of organisations nominated for NSW Youth Service of the Year, which was awarded to Blacktown/Hills Homeless Young Families Support Service.

Council's Director Environmental Services Jessica Rippon said the highly commended award was a well-deserved tribute to the efforts of the SENTRAL staff in recent years.

“We are all proud of the way our SENTRAL Youth Services team has responded during COVID-19 and the significant impact it has had on our young people,” Ms Rippon said.

“They always work extremely hard helping our sons and daughters, but no more so than over the last 12 months, which has tested their own resilience when dealing with suicide and providing grief support.”

“I’d like to thank our network of community partners who have played a major role in helping deliver these support services over this period.”

“Most importantly, on behalf of the SENTRAL team, I want to thank are the young men and women who they work with, and who make it a privilege to do what they do.”

Further information: www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/youth-services

Image: a delighted SENTRAL team and local young people watching the awards broadcast