Wheatbelt organisations sign Memoranda of Understanding to improve Aboriginal services

Three Wheatbelt organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in an effort to improve health, social services and Aboriginal portfolios.

Three Wheatbelt organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in an effort to improve health, social services and Aboriginal portfolios.

The Avon Youth and Community Services, Nagagin Maaman Mia Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Men’s Group and Wheatbelt Health Network have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU will allow the groups to apply their expertise to improve services across the health, social services and Aboriginal portfolios.

The the non-legal binding memoranda has been put in place with the aim of providing better overall outcomes for the Wheatbelt community and surrounding areas.

Dr Harry Randhawa, CEO Wheatbelt Health Network said it is a great pleasure for the groups to be working together for the good of community.

Mr Karl Walsh, the spokesman for the Nagagin Maaman Mia Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Group said the agreement was an important step in ensuring the health of all social groups in the Northam community.

“We very much value the social and health experience both Avon and Wheatbelt Health Network bring to this important tri-party relationship,” he said.

“With our combined knowledge and experience I am confident that together we will improve social and well-being aspirations for our Aboriginal people.”

Mr Jim Hauraki, CEO for Avon Youth Community and Family services said the two other parties bring extensive cultural and primary health knowledge and expertise into the relationship to represent the area.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with our partners to increase social, cultural and health well-being outcomes for all population groups across the Wheatbelt,” Mr Hauraki said.