Hope Community Services

Hope Community Services is an organisation dedicated to supporting people to successfully and meaningfully participate in life.
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Hope Community Services
Tomorrow is national “Closing the Gap Day” – please get involved in this very important day.

National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD) is an annual awareness event that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between the indigenous and the non-indigenous communities in Australia within a generation.

The Close the Gap campaign is the result of the Australian public’s overwhelming support for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Close the Gap campaign for Indigenous Health Equality is a highly regarded movement that has shaped government policy.
It is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and supported by mainstream health and advocacy organisations from around the country.

Most Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies of any country in the world — but this is not true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can expect to live at least 10 years fewer than other Australians.

Babies born to Aboriginal mothers die at more than twice the rate of other Australian babies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience higher rates of preventable illnesses such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. The mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is on par with some of the world’s most impoverished nations.

To read the 2019 report please click on the link below.

https://ctgreport.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/ctg-report-2019.pdf?a=1
Hope Community Services
Hope Community Services
Celebrating International Women’s Day in Leonora with the local artists.

We celebrated International Women’s Day recently with the lovely ladies at MEEDAC in Leonora. This group of women are creative, artistic and inspiring women in their own right. These local artists produce their own authentic artwork and anyone interested in their artwork can contact Michael Berry – MEEDAC Art Gallery Supervisor on 0400 562 529.
Hope Community Services
Hope Community Services
Hope would like to wish everybody a happy International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world today and is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.

UN Women’s global theme for IWD 2019 is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’, linking with the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s focus on social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure.

In Australia, for IWD 2019, UN Women NC Australia is joining forces with Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change – the two preeminent organisations focused on women in leadership and gender equality in business – to showcase our best event series yet, from 5-8 March, focused on our national theme, ‘More Powerful Together’.

Australia’s IWD 2019 theme, More Powerful Together, recognises the important role we all play – as women, men, non-binary and gender diverse people. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and across that which sometimes divides us, breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities.
More Powerful Together is a clarion call to stand in unison for gender equality.

By attending our International Women’s Day events and making a donation, you will support UN Women’s work to transform the lives of women and girls around the world, for the better.
Hope Community Services
Hope Community Services
Well done to the residents and staff at Hope Springs Community Farm!

We added a new feature to the farm recently. The old boat was painted by residents and staff and planted with succulents. As you can see, it looks fantastic!
Hope Community Services
Hope Community Services
It’s the third day in a row of over 40 degrees here in the Goldfields, and yesterday got to 44 degrees. Hope has partnered up with the Aboriginal Liaison officer from WAPOL to hand out Icy cold water to the community out and about. Excellent work guys!
Hope Community Services
Hope Community Services
Today is the last day of "Feel Good February". I hope you managed to find time to get involved.