Partnerships and networks

Foodbank

Community Foodbank Bowden operates on site at UCWB at 77 Gibson St, Bowden.

Clients who receive food vouchers at UCWB’s The Open Door can use them to purchase general grocery items at Foodbank.

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Impact Inner North (Collective Impact)

UCWB provides significant leadership and other support to a Collective Impact initiative called Impact Inner North.

This initiative encompasses the suburbs of Kilburn, Blair Athol, Regency Park, Enfield and Gepps Cross. The demographic focus of this initiative is families with children 0-4 and we aspire to ensure that ‘Children in the Inner North Have the Best Life Opportunities’.

For more information, please email ucwb@ucwb.org.au.

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Impact Inner West

UCWB provides leadership support, as co-facilitator, of a collective impact initiative in the Inner West.

This initiative is focussed on the geographic area defined by the Inner West Education Partnership. The target demography is children and young people aged 0-18 in the Inner West and the vision which inspires this initiative is that ‘Children and Young People Thrive in the Inner West’.

For more information, please email ucwb@ucwb.org.au.

Community Links

UCWB and Kapara Residential Care  formed an innovative and socially inclusive program in 2014 which was tailored to provide a meaningful activity for older people and to keep them connected to the community.

They formed a Telephone Club and began sharing their experiences via the phone of living in a residential setting to isolated older people living in the community. The calls not only keep them in touch but they help to demystify living in aged care for those who may be considering moving into residential care.

The Telephone Club has grown to include more than 200 older people from across the community who, with a dedicated team of 50 volunteers, make regular phone calls from Kapara and Milpara Residential Care (both ACH Group) and Marten Aged Care (Allity).

The Telephone Club has built friendships, grown social interaction and a sense of belonging to a valued community group. Keeping connected promotes health and wellbeing, a sense of purpose and is another example of how UCWB is building stronger communities.

The Community Links program can be implemented in any Residential Care setting. For more information, please email: Rebecca.Stevens@ucwb.org.au

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Western Community Connections (WCC)

The WCC is a local services network of community agencies, government organisations and individuals in Western Adelaide who meet on a regular basis to address issues affecting the community.

If you are a community service provider and you are interested in attending or learning more about the WCC Forums, click here to send an email.

Western Family Forum

UCWB convenes the Western Family Forum, which is a network of service providers, educators and government representatives who provide services for families with children in the west (LGA’s of West Torrens, Charles Sturt and Port Adelaide/Enfield).

This forum meets quarterly and provides an opportunity to discuss issues impacting children and families in the west, to improve communication and the distribution of information between agencies, and to create opportunities for agencies to work collaboratively.

For more information, please email ucwb@ucwb.org.au.

Adelaide Metro Multicultural Services Network

The Adelaide Metro Multicultural Services Network is made up of community agencies, government organisations and individuals who meet on a regular basis to share information and resources that support new and emerging communities in Australia.

If you are a community services provider and would like to receive regular updates from this network please subscribe to our newsletters by sending an email to cfss@ucwb.org.au.