Earlier this month, the Ipswich City Council provided new ‘Resilience Care Kits’ to three of Springfield’s community centres to help bring greater comfort to guests and staff.
During a special presentation seminar on February 2, representatives from Springfield’s two YMCA centres (Springfield Central and Springfield Lakes) and the Camira Springfield Community Centre (Old Logan Road, Camira) received their new kits.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding and Deputy Mayor Jacob Madsen joined other local councillors including Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic to personally hand over the kits.
“It was a pleasure to present Resilience Care Kits to thirteen community centres and organisations,” Mayor Harding said.
“In times of need, community centres and community groups truly shine, offering a helping hand through the good times and bad.”
The initiative is part of the Council’s City-Wide Resilience Project, itself a part of the Local Economic Recovery Program, which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.
Supplied items included defibrillators, USB charging stations for phones and laptops, sanitary items, and even tea and coffee facilities.
“Last year, Ipswich City Council held a resilient leadership program for community centre leaders, building their leadership capacity and ability to support their communities.”
“We heard from these leaders that their centres needed some more practical resources to better care for residents in need.”
“Thank you to community centre leaders for being here today, and for the amazing work you do each and every day to support our growing communities.”