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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
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.
Mar 30 2015
Wunan_Signing_EK_CharterTwelve months into the design stage of Empowered Communities in the East Kimberley, seven Aboriginal organisations in Kununurra recently made history by coming together to sign the East Kimberley Aboriginal Charter. This Charter formalises their commitment to work together to close the gap of social and economic disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley. For the first time we have an Aboriginal coalition of support for change which will provide leadership in our communities, encouraging individual responsibility and empowering Aboriginal people to live positive, healthy lives.   Read More.
Feb 9 2015
Wunan Chairman, Ian Trust, has announced the appointment of Christian Zahra as new CEO for the organisation following an independent executive search process. Christian Zahra, until recently a Director of KPMG’s Strategy Group, has had extensive experience in senior roles in both the private and government sectors and has served previously as a Chief Executive Officer in an Aboriginal Health and Housing service in regional Victoria. Mr Zahra has also served in several leading public official roles including as Chairman of the Federal Government’s $1B Regional Development Australia Fund Advisory Panel. Mr Trust said Mr Zahra will bring a new perspective to Wunan and our future direction. The Wunan Board is keen to work with him to achieve outcomes for Aboriginal people of the East Kimberley. Mr Zahra said ‘Wunan is an organisation with a well deserved reputation for doing important work that is having a real impact in the […]   Read More.
Feb 2 2015
WARNAYARRA- THE RAINBOW SNAKE. FEBRUARY 2015Find out what’s happening at Ningkuwum-Ngamayuwu (Halls Creek Children & Family Centre) READ BELOW: NINGKUWUM-NGAMAYUWU Newsletter- February 2015 – PART A NINGKUWUM-NGAMAYUWU Newsletter- February 2015 – PART B For a compact version of the newsletter please call us on (08) 9168 3881 or email: admin@wunan.org.au           Read More.
Jan 13 2015
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFind out what’s happening in Children’s Services across the Region through the development of the Kimberley Children’s Services Plan. Read here: Kimberley Children’s Services Plan_Newsletter Issue 1 December 2014   Read More.
Nov 3 2014
Kununurra Medical Health Assessments  As part of Kununurra Medical’s holistic approach to health care, we encourage early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause considerable morbidity and early mortality. See the team at Kununurra Medical who can offer the following Health Assessments: Healthy Kids Check (for children who have or are receiving their 4yr old immunisation) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Checks Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessments (for 40-49yr olds) Health Assessments for those at risk of developing a chronic disease  (for 45-49 yr olds) Health Assessments for older people (aged 75 yrs and over) Health Assessments for people with an intellectual disability   *All health assessments are bulk billed with Medicare* To book an appointment simply call 9168 1001 Download Flyer here: Kununurra Medical_Health Assessments Kununurra Medical Centre, Coolibah Health Centre, 96 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra WA 6743   Read More.