One of the main contributors to the general health and well being of people is access to not only health services, but to a wide range of community services. When it comes to Aboriginal people living in our local communities, the issue isn’t just the location or availability of these services, but how the service is delivered.
Over a period of time, Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services has been aware of these issues and has endeavoured to break down the barriers by working closely with other service providers, through the Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family and Child Centre’s Community Outreach Program located in the community of Cranebrook.
Providing a warm, welcoming and friendly environment, local Aboriginal and other community members can access a variety of services on a regular basis, including:
- BSF Baby Clinic
- Aboriginal Women’s Legal Service
- Lapstone Preschool
- Mootang Tarimi Chronic Health Bus
- Community Health Counselling Services
- Free phone/computer/fax service
Having access to these services not only improves physical health, it also provides these community members with a sense of trust, reliability and connection.
Author: Trudy Grant
Team Leader – Child & Family + Aboriginal Community Worker
Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services