Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation was recently presented with a NSW Seniors Week achievement award for the work it is doing in health and wellbeing.
For over 12 years the corporation has been helping its members and clients in and around Canberra to stay in their homes. The corporation assists the frail, the aged and those with a disability to live comfortably, and with confidence, in their own homes. It also provides respite for carers.
Other services include transport for medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities. The corporation can even arrange for home repairs and minor modifications, such as guard rails and access ramps.
Director Eric Bell says receiving the award is affirmation that Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation is really making a difference for Indigenous people.
‘It’s satisfying to be acknowledged for the work we do for our community,’ Mr Bell said. ‘Everyone at Ngunnawal, from the chairperson, to the manager to the care providers, has taken great pride in receiving this award.’
Mr Bell says that the corporation now has plans to expand its services to include the Goulburn and Young regions. ‘We’ve already a couple of clients in Goulburn and Young. We’d love to be able to help many others, but of course this depends on funding.’
Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation has recently received funding from ACT Health Promotion and Grants to provide 12 workshops on diabetes and nutrition for its clients and carers.
Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation is also available to advocate on behalf of its clients. You can contact Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation on 02 6226 3799 or 1800 187 050.
Photo (from left to right) Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation director Eric Bell, Imelda Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Trustee and Guardian, and Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation director Harold (Ally) Coe.