Mid-Richmond Neighbourhood Centre

"In partnership with our community"

 

   

 

 

Address: PO Box 163, 5/6 Oak Street, Evans Head NSW 2473

Phone number : 02 6682 4334         Fax: 02 6682 4100

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Website: www.mrnc.com.au

 

Mid-Richmond Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated (MRNC)

 

ABN 39 098 557 797

 

Commenced                         

Commenced 1977 in Woodburn, incorporated in 1984 and moved to Evans Head in 1986.

 

Management Skills/experience      

Management committee expertise comes from local government, education and health professionals; client representatives; students; rural services; local business owners.

 

Target groups

Aged, disabled and their carers

Children and families

Indigenous families

Unemployed persons/those looking for employment

Geographically/rurally isolated individuals and families

Young people aged 12-19 years

 

Region

North to Wardell Bridge; West to Tatham; South to Tabbimoble Bridge

 

Budget

$4.1 million (inclusive of Brighter Futures funding)

 

Government or externally sourced Funding

Department of Ageing, Disability & Homecare

NSW Family and Community Services

Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Department of Family & Community Services

Department of Health & Ageing

NSW Communities and Early Years

Department of Human Services/Centrelink

Department of Social Services

 

Diversity of service delivery

The Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre is informally known as ‘so much under one roof’ and prides itself on being a multi-purpose centre.  Services include:

Information advocacy, referral; community development; community needs assessments and consultations; Home and Community Care services; Meals-on-Wheels; Home Maintenance & Modification Scheme; respite care; housekeeping/domestic assistance; social support/bus trips; medical transport; assistance with resume and job applications; community internet/computer access; Tax Help; crisis intervention; emergency relief; volunteer assistance and support; supported playgroups; Centrelink Agency; outreach visiting service; Work for the Dole; Community garden; Community crop collections; family support, youth information advocacy and referrals, youth café and employment services, Aboriginal social support; Aboriginal Family program, Mid Richmond Family Support Service.

 

Community Development Projects: Cafe Chill – Youth Café  - employs 25 young people including support, training and development, links to local schools. CHEAP (Community Harvest Employment Access Program), community garden, Green Team, Mid Richmond Family Day, NAIDOC Day, Crankfest Xtreme (Regional Youth event), Social Inclusion Day, Richmond Valley Scooter Day.

 

Volunteer pool

130 Meals-on-Wheels volunteers; numerous student participants; 20 community/medical transport volunteers, 100 hrs /week

 

Staff skills and expertise

Combined years of community sector experience – 70 years, with qualifications in Nursing; Social Sciences; Business Management; Child Care; Welfare; Train the Trainer; Conflict resolution, Hospitality and Catering, Education.

 

 

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