The Bathurst-based Central West Women’s Health Centre has received support from the NSW Government to continue the delivery of their important social services support to vulnerable people.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with centre manager Karen Boyde to announce funding of $25,000 as targeted financial relief for the organisation.
“The funding boost is part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Social Sector Support Fund, which is delivering a range of targeted financial assistance to organisations working across the social services and animal welfare sectors,” he said.
Mr Toole said the centre recently introduced a general practitioner service for women who are concession card holders.
Dr Rachel Jack joined the team and specialises in women’s health-related concerns.
The GP Clinic is conducted each Friday from 9am to noon by appointment only. Call 6331 4133 to book.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the program would assist organisations to retain jobs, meet emergency needs and secure business continuity.
“The social services sector in NSW is incredibly diverse and includes organisations working across child and family services, domestic violence, homelessness, housing, and disability support,” Mr Henskens said.
“It will help ease the financial burden as we transition out of COVID-19 restrictions and ensure organizations can adapt to unexpected changes and maintain continuity of the important services they deliver.”