Working with community partners

This section supports groups to work with community partners to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related harms in their local community. It provides guidance on how to identify partners, work together effectively and measure the success of the Local Drug Action Team partnership.

Mt Druitt LDAT

Strong partnerships are critical to addressing the complex causes of alcohol and other drug misuse. Working with community partners will enable you to:

  • draw on other local networks and extend your reach into the community
  • harness a range of skills, knowledge and experience
  • draw on a range of different perspectives and rich insights
  • address the complex causes of alcohol and other drug harm, which often transcend the boundaries of individual groups or organisations
  • increase your impact in the community.

The ADF priorities partnerships, collaboration and long-term impact. Working with community partners will increase the likelihood of your activity being successful and creating long-term and sustainable change in the community.