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Linking Together Centre

 

Linking together centre

The Linking Together Centre assists the local Inverell Indigenous Community to link up with other services in the area.

The Linking Together Centre currently runs several programs:

 
 
 
 
Breakfast Club:
Every weekday from 7:00 am to 8:30am (excluding school holidays).
Children must be in school uniform to attend breakfast club.
This offers a space to have breakfast before attending school with the school bus stopping at the front of the building for school pick up.
This program is held in the building at the front of the main centre, 23 Waratah Avenue.
Sewing Group
Sewing group meets every Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm in the building in front of the main centre, 23 Waratah Avenue.
Sewing machines are provided as is lunch and tea and coffee facilities.
You need to bring your own fabric and cotton.

 
 
Homework Centre
Homework Centre is on every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 pm to 5:00pm (excluding school holidays).
This is for children in infants and primary school only, NO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Afternoon tea is provided and children must of attended school that day to be able to attend. Computers , internet and printers are available to assist with homework.
Homework is encouraged but work will be provided if the child has none.
This program is held in the demountable building in front of the main centre.
Supported Playgroup
This is held in the main Centre, 17 Wattle place, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm (Excluding school holidays).
This is for families with children 5yrs and under NO SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. All children must be accompanied by parent/carer at all times.
Morning tea and lunch are provided as well as toys, games arts and crafts, educational experiences and guest speakers.
 
 
 
 
Parents in the Park (this program is run collaboratively with Kindimindi)
This is held in the main Centre, 17 Wattle place, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm (Excluding school holidays).
This is for families with children 5yrs and under, NO SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN.
All children must be accompanied by parent/carer at all times.
Morning tea and lunch are provided as well as toys, games arts and crafts, educational experiences and guest speakers.
Suspended Kids Room
This is available to school aged children who have been suspended from school. It is open Monday and Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm.
We arrange for work from the school that child is suspended from to assist the participant in staying up to date with class work.
There is a tutor/mentor with the child at all times during these hours.
We ask that they bring lunch with them and transport can be offered when prior arrangements have been made.
 
 
 
 
 
Helping Hands Program
Clients range from 12 – 20 years old.
This program provides case management support for kids at youth, at risk of incarceration.
Programs include reengagement into education, training , workforce and support to attend counselling appointments and find accomodation.
Joint Support Program
Clients are referred in by Juvenile Justice into a case management support program, which provides support to get back on track.
Assistance includes transport for client to attend appointments and re-enagegement support.

 

We also have computers, fax, photocopying and a phone available for the public to use for free.

 

Click here to view the Linking Together Centre website

 

BEST Indigenous community links

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INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Indigenous Community Links (formerly Community Support Service) is designed to support Indigenous community members and their families, by providing links and referrals to a range of mainstream and Indigenous services.

Services include welfare and social support, employment, family violence, health (including drug and alcohol services), legal, child care and housing. Services also encourage the development and fostering of relationships with other service providers by promoting access and pathways to their services, including through the provision of Internet access.

 

 

Indigenous Community Links delivers

  • Sustainable outcomes through supported referrals and advocacy for Indigenous clients

  • Information and referrals for Indigenous clients to service programs across a range of mainstream and Indigenous specific services, e.g. legal, funeral, health, family violence, safe houses, drug and alcohol;

  • Individual capacity and skills to access services and their related outcomes, e.g. employment or training; and

  • Greater use of the Internet to access information.

 

BEST Indigenous Community Links helps to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, by facilitating access to community services and information.

For more assistance please call 6722 3444.