Halls Creek Children & Family Centre – a one-stop-shop for Health & Education Services
28 March 2012
Wunan Foundation has formed a unique partnership with Save the Children and Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre to operate the new Halls Creek Children & Family Centre. The partnership vision is to become a “one-stop shop” of health and education services for children aged 0-8 years and their parents/carers. Wunan believes that the Centre has a unique opportunity to network with other organisations to help families to access services in a family-friendly and culturally sensitive way. Robert Reichel the Manager of the Children AND Family Centre said “The future looks really bright for the Centre and we are looking forward to working with families and services.”
Although the Centre has only been open since January 2012 it has already established some strong connections with other local organisation and service providers. The Manager of the Centre Robert Reichel is excited about the number of groups keen to use the Centre such as Community Health who are currently running “cook-up” nutrition classes weekly for young mums. The Little Nuggets Child Care staff are providing a crèche service so that the mums can participate in activities without the worry of their children. Medical organisations are also mingling with clients and offering easy access to informal services like counselling, pregnancy support and allied health services.