Moree community invited to Community Connect Day

The Centacare team Rob Irwin, Margherita Di Re, Lisa Moore, Sheena Fernando, Ashleigh Cooke and Jesse Porter at last year's Community Connect Day. Photo: Sophie Harris
The Centacare team Rob Irwin, Margherita Di Re, Lisa Moore, Sheena Fernando, Ashleigh Cooke and Jesse Porter at last year's Community Connect Day. Photo: Sophie Harris

More than 50 different services will showcase at the Moree Community Connect Day next Wednesday, September 19 to raise awareness about what local services and resources are available in Moree Plains for residents.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s community development officer Roslyn Laws said the Connect Day is part of an early intervention strategy to help residents understand what services are available and where they can go for assistance.

“The day is community collaboration at its best,” she said.

“Residents have the opportunity to find out about the resources that are available; while the various agencies and services work together to showcase information.

“Often people come to these events because they aren’t sure where to get help or who they can discuss their issues with.

“Services and agencies also benefit as they interact with each other, introduce new staff and generally discuss community issues on a broad scale.”

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The event is not funded, instead Moree Plains Shire Council, Moree Family Support, and New England Regional Sustainable Housing and Homelessness Program (NERSHH) have encouraged various services and agencies to provide a different aspect to add value to the event including interactive displays, entertainment, information stalls, as well as looking at supporting our farmers through donations to the CWA stall.

There will be face painting, drum beat, didge and dance, games for young and old, free haircuts, a barbeque and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to come down to Jellicoe Park from 10am on Wednesday, September 19.

Some of the services that will be attending include:

  • AES
  • Anglicare
  • Benevolent Society
  • BEST Employment
  • Byamee
  • Centacare
  • Centacare/Headspace
  • Centrelink
  • Community Health
  • Flourish
  • Healthwise
  • Hunter New England Health
  • Joblink Plus
  • Legal Aid – Driver Team
  • Moree CWA
  • Moree Family Support
  • Moree Library
  • Moree Plains Shire Council
  • Moree Youth Council
  • NERSHH/EACH
  • Northcott
  • Pius X Aboriginal Health
  • Salvation Army
  • Service NSW
  • TAFE
  • Ted Noff Foundation
  • Thiyamali Legal Service