NTSSS in Woorabinda
NTSSS WorkAbility Project Officer, Julie Allen and QCOSS Senior Project Officer, Fiona Hawthorne visited Woorabinda (pre COVID-19) to engage with the local community on a day when the sun was shining, and smiles were abundant. They were welcomed warmly by the community and chatted to locals about health, culture, traditional medicine, digital connectivity, electricity bills and the weather, of course!
During their trip Julie and Fiona visited the Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC), a fabulous cultural asset in Woorabinda, which has undergone a huge renovation. IKC Coordinator, Douglas Graham was preparing for its grand opening which has been delayed due to COVID-19.
The ladies spent some valuable time with Rhonda Hill, Chairperson of Yoonthalla Services, and a team of health professionals delivering NDIS services in the community where they chatted about developing the workforce, barriers to accessing NDIS services, and how we can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enter and be successful in the NDIS, either as sole traders or community organisations.
The team looks forward to returning to Woorabinda in the future to continue to provide support and information to grow the workforce and maintain a positive connection with the Community.
Image: Indigenous Knowledge Centre Coordinator Douglas Graham with QCOSS staff Julie Allen and Fiona Hawthorne.