Getting It Together on services

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Getting It Together: Greg Warren, right, MLC Sophie Cotsis, second from left, with Uncle Ivan and Marilyn Fogarty from Macarthur Gateway Resource Service at Bradbury Oval.

Macarthur Gateway Resource Services and members of the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation have joined forces to help close the gap between the need for services and their availability across NSW.

Calling their initiative “Getting It Together’’, the two local organisations hope that eventually it will expand throughout the state.

Getting It Together also provides the opportunity to develop relationships within the community and put faces to the very important services available.

The two MPs who helped launch Getting It Together at Bradbury Oval last week say that it is a positive step forward in matching delivery of services with the need for them.

The State Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren and fellow Labor parliamentarian Sophie Cotsis, a member of the NSW upper house, did the official honours for “Getting it Together”.

“This fantastic event is a positive step forward in ensuring that the community has access to essential services,’’ Mr Warren said after the launch.

“Getting It Together turns challenges into opportunities.

Ms Sophie Cotsis congratulated Macarthur Gateway on hosting such an appropriate event that will help close the gap and provide the necessary pathways to connect with essential services.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“It is time to expand this event across the whole of NSW to ensure people are linked with all available services to help with employment, housing and family support,’’ Ms Cotsis said.[/social_quote]

Bradbury Oval was filled with numerous stalls of service providers and support organisations with information covering a range of service needs such as homelessness, domestic violence, women’s health, legal issues and disability support.

Organisations such as the Benevolent Society, Youth Off The Street and many others were present to provide information to everyone who attended the launch of Getting It Together.

Plenty of entertainment was provided also by Indigenous Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan, the Koomurri Dancers and NSW Basketball.





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