Collaboration at its best = YOUTH EMPLOYMENT!! The Redland Community Centre has recently partnered with yourtown Capalaba to support students who are enrolled in the ‘Transition to Work’ program and are doing it tough. These inspiring young people are now provided with breakfast and lunch as part of the ‘Ready Set Work’ project the Centre is running. In the last 3 months 12 young people have been placed into work with 6 students gaining a qualification for employment and 1 of these amazing young people are now following their dreams within the hospitality industry.
During the last five months the Centre has undergone a metamorphosis and is ready to turn into a 21st Century butterfly!! Improvements within the Centre have included a facilities upgrade, IT/Exchange server upgrade, electronic customised database, Facebook and new website.
The facilities upgrade has enabled a centralised resource room for the Emergency Relief program and new lockers for our volunteers along with a dedicated dual access assessment room. As an acknowledgement to our wonderful volunteers the tea room now proudly displays a ‘Togetherness Tree’ which will depict photos of the RCC volunteer family.
The IT upgrade, database and social media initiatives will serve to provide an enhanced service for the Redland community. The Centre is poised to move towards broader case management in a pro-active manner concentrating on what is important and spending less time on the urgent.
Please take a look at our new website and Facebook page and don’t forget to like us so you are the first to know about what the Redland Community Centre is doing in your community.
The Redland Community Centre’s purpose has always been to support people in need with dignity and respect. Did you know that there are over 20,000 Queenslanders, including Redlanders, without a place to call home? The Centre has provided assistance to the homeless since 1999. In the last financial year Redland Community Centre directly assisted over 400 of Redland’s homeless with food, bedding, information and referrals; however it was felt we could take our level of assistance one step further. The Centre partnered with Night Ninja’s to take our service to the streets.
The ‘Urban Pantry’ project has enabled support to be directed to those in need on the street and provides immediate relief. A group of Centre volunteers recently teamed up with the Ninja’s to deliver a hot dinner for the homeless in Cleveland. Homemade pumpkin soup and a sausage sizzle was provided free of charge and according to Night Ninja’s it was the biggest homeless dinner to date.
As part of the support provided on the night Footprints Capalaba kindly donated bags of jumpers, track pants and jackets. A very big thank you to Footprints and the Redland community for getting behind the Centre and the homeless cause. The Redland Community Centre looks forward to continuing to support the homeless, partner with other like-minded organisations and provide daily assistance