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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 28 2019
  iBase has officially opened its very first branch in Broome at 340 Dampier Terrace.  Currently, Danielle Dowell works from this office supporting clients predominately in the West Kimberley region. iBase is keen to extend their successful support model to anyone who could benefit from iBase’s range of services in the West Kimberley, Danielle can be reached via email on financemob@ibase.org.au.   Read More
Feb 28 2019
What a great start to the 2019 School year, it has been great to see the way our Students have settled into their respective Houses and Schools. A big thank you to all our families for your support in getting students prepared and ready on time, for their organised travel arrangements. A special mention to all the Chaperones that travelled with their family members, it makes the transition for students leaving their communities for the first time, a little easier knowing that they have that support. A big shout out to our Houseparents who have been magnificent in the care, direction and guidance they give to our students Can I please ask families for their support in keeping good lines of communication with our Houseparents, any information from the community that may affect your family member, is a great help for houseparents in making sure that students are supported. David […]   Read More
Feb 28 2019
Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing and Housing Hub has secured new funding from the Department of Social Services that now enables us to provide Emergency Relief assistance free of charge to assist eligible clients in immediate need of support. People in financial crisis, unable to pay their bills or at imminent risk of not being able to meet their financial obligations are able to receive Emergency relief support. Considerable staff time has been invested in putting together the comprehensive, winning bid, and developing guidelines around the program so that it works as a capacity building initiative rather than a form of passive welfare.  The new service is inter-connected with existing Wunan services which focus on building self-reliance and helping people pay their bills and reduce the risk of returning to financial crisis situations in future. Financial or material aid may take the form of vouchers for food and clothing, but also extends […]   Read More
Feb 28 2019
The Halls Creek Youth Hub has been running for a few months without any specific funding attached to it. The Wunan team in Halls Creek noticed the community was in need of a youth hub as there are issues around young people being street present. There is a lot of opportunity for the Youth Hub to grow as it is a new program and other stakeholders are looking forward to working with us. It is exciting news that the program has secured funding for 2 years. Currently, the Youth Hub operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights giving the young people a safe space to come and engage in activities such as movies, snooker, ping pong and basketball. As funding has been secured we look to further develop the activities that take place at the Youth Hub, to incorporate a number of life skills and build positive relationships with the […]   Read More
Topic: Wunan, Youth
Feb 28 2019
iBase was featured in Certified Practicing Accountant’s (CPA) INTHEBLACK magazine in February 2019. Recognition by a publication of this standard is a great achievement for a not for profit, indigenous owned remote accounting practice, as CPA is one of the most renowned National Professional organisations for Accountants with over 160,000 professional members globally. Featuring iBase in the magazine has not only raised iBase’s profile, it has also created awareness about the challenges facing remote communities among the broader accounting community. You can read the article here and if you would like to discuss how the iBase team can help you, contact us via financemob@ibase.org.au   Read More
Feb 28 2019
This year has started off with some promising news on funding and services that Wunan will continue to deliver or begin to deliver to build capacity and improve the lives of people in the East Kimberley.   Funding Wunan has successfully renewed a number of important service agreements and contracts this year, including the Remote School Attendance Strategy, Child and Parent Centres, Jobs and Skills Centres, Financial Wellbeing Hub, and PaCE. The board appreciate the amount of detailed work that needs to go into a successful tenders and submissions. Following a recent independent evaluation, negotiations for a new Pipeline to Transitional Housing contract with the Department of Communities are well advanced.   Wunan has been successful in securing a ‘Proceeds of Crime’ (Confiscated Property) Grant from the Department of Justice to support the Youth Hub in Halls Creek, subject to certain conditions. The Financial Wellbeing and Housing Hub has also been […]   Read More