I recently joined with Bendigo Community Health Services to put the call out to support a new project that will help disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community.
Many people across Central Victoria are doing it tough – many people live on fixed incomes and wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. Across Central Victoria, hidden poverty and food insecurity is growing at a rapid rate.
Hidden poverty is not an individual problem it’s a social problem. When people are forced to live without access to clean clothes or shower facilities they cannot fully participate in society.
Bendigo Community Health Services is working on an innovative project that will build life and work skills in disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. The Fork In The Road community hub will connect people to these much needed services and play an important role in assisting those experiencing real poverty.
Recently, I was proud to show support for the project and help secure a $15,000 grant to put towards the project. These funds have gone towards making the site useable, but there is still much work needed to be done.
Can you help finish the project?
In order to see this project reach its full potential, there are a number of key services that need to be completed. BCHS are looking for generous and community-minded tradespeople, community groups and businesses out there who can help finish the task of getting Fork In The Road fitted out and ready to go.
To see a complete list of items still needed to complete this vital project, click here.
Bendigo is a generous community of people that support each other. Anyone that can assist Bendigo Community Health Services in creating the Fork In The Road Bendigo community hub can email email@example.com or call 5448 1629 to find out more information.
Lisa Chesters MP
Federal Member for Bendigo