On Wednesday 17 July The Junction Neighbourhood Centre (The JNC) ran a Holiday Funday in South Coogee to introduce the new JNC Community Linker Van. The Van was officially launched by The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Member for Kingsford Smith and Peter Swan, General Manager of Clovelly Community Bank.
At the Funday, about 40 community members enjoyed a free healthy barbeque and art and other activities for all ages.
“It’s thanks to the support of the Stronger Communities Programme, Clovelly Community Bank and FACS that The JNC has been able to purchase the van and fit it for purpose,” Green added. “The launch was an opportunity,” Green continued, “to connect with the community and with key services working in the Eastern Suburbs.” At the launch she welcomed representatives from Clovelly Community Bank, FACS, Southern Eastern Sydney Local Health District, and Mission Australia’s Tenant Participation and Community Engagement Service.
More about The JNC Community Linker Van
The Van is part of The JNC’s place-based plan to deliver community services in a more accessible way to community members who are not close to a community hub, meeting room or space where community services are offered. In this way people in the community who may be lonely will have access to key information and services in a relaxed and informal environment. This will also mean that community members will be referred where needed to JNC services or to our referral partners.
The Community Linker Van will enable The JNC to go out into the community and run services such as playgroups, community programs and community information sessions, and events such as family fun days and cultural events or expos.
As Matt Thistlethwaite said at the launch of the JNC Community Linker Van, “Look out for The JNC’s logo out and about everywhere”.