Australian Social Inclusion Board and the Minister for Social Inclusion revisit Broadmeadows
The Australian Social Inclusion Board is meeting in Broadmeadows on 6 and 7 June 2013 to mark five years of the social inclusion agenda.
The Minister for Social Inclusion will join with the Board in a celebration lunch and community roundtable on 7 June.
As part of the Board's ongoing commitment to engaging with the community, the Board will also visit three local community organisations who are working to help disadvantaged people:
- Lentara Uniting Care delivers the Family Support Program as a Communities for Children, facilitating partner at Broadmeadows and support for young parents and jobless families activities under the Building Australia’s Future Workforce initiative. They also deliver early childhood, emergency relief and other financial management programs such as Commonwealth Financial Counselling.
- Wintringham is a specialised welfare company that provides housing and care to elderly, frail men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Wintringham believe strongly in the principles of social justice and the rights of homeless people and won the 2013 Homelessness Award - “Excellence in Ending Homelessness in Older People”. The company is quite different from most other aged care providers in that we see ourselves as essentially being housing providers into which we provide quality and appropriate aged care services.
- Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre Inc. delivers the Future Pathways Project under the Local Solutions Fund program.The Future Pathways project supports young people, parents and mature age and retrenched workers. It focuses on people from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds, with low literacy and little work experience to gain or return to work. Using a strengths-based approach, it provides a supported pathway to long-term employment and/or further study for 40 participants through the delivery of accredited training, access to work placements, and post work/training placement assistance in areas of jobs growth including aged care and children’s services.