Uniting Country SA is the education lead for Connected Beginnings in Port Augusta, funded through the Commonwealth Department of Education.  This is a Collective Impact model funded until November 2022,  supporting a movement for community change.  We want it to be driven and owned by Aboriginal people, supported by allies, to see all children and families thriving.  This model recognises the need to look at ways to collaborate and work together, to do things differently, while also recognising the positive impacts already being realised.  To achieve this, we need the whole of community to participate in building potential through yarning, with community and services.


Our team are working around Port Augusta to talk to Aboriginal people and families.  They would like your input for the following questions:
What would your vision for children in Port Augusta be?
How can you support a new form of leadership in Port Augusta? Are you a young leader, or interested in becoming an emerging leader?
Do you feel culturally safe and welcome when you access services in Port Augusta?
Have you faced any systems blocks, or red tape? Are you treated with dignity and respect in Port Augusta?
We have heard some members of our community are scared to reach out for help for fear of being reported. How can we work out ways to help each other out?
Can you suggest any practical ways to help and support families and children as one community?


We would love to hear from you. Call Justin Mogridge on 0427 056 855 or Heather Eglinton on 0457 756 182 for more information, to see how you can help, or to find out about our next community forum or training event.


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