On a fine, sunny day in St George members of the Community, Local Government, Goolburri Staff and children and families came together to share time, stories, laughs and good food. The event took place to celebrate the establishment of the new Family Wellbeing Team in the South West. Goolburri Health Advancement now has offices in Cunnamulla, Charleville, St George and Roma. The hub for service delivery is based in St George and this was the venue for the celebration. It was also Child Protection Week and the focus was on the Wellbeing of all families and the work that will be done by staff to ‘walk and talk’ with families to stay together and to have happy, healthy lives.
The funding from the Dept of Communities (Child Safety) was acknowledged and Regional Executive Director, Matthew Lupi along with Goolburri CEO Lizzie Adams, spoke of this great step forward in the delivery of community-based and family-led services in the Region. Elders from the Community, Pam Turnbull and Shirley Thurston attended, shared lunch and spoke of their experiences.
The Celebrations begins a new and exciting journey for Goolburri staff and families in the South West. It is a hopeful and positive step forward for the whole community toward Family Wellbeing.