TEMPORARY EMERGENCY OFFICE CLOSURE
Due to flooding, the WCC Epping Plaza office will
remain closed from
Mon 5th December - Fri 9th December 2016.
An alternative office location will be announced shortly.
Email and phone should function as normal, but if you experience any problems, please contact us immediately.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Alex Haynes, CEO on 0408 255 266
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
'Workplace Outings Free from Gambling Related Harm' Initiative
Whittlesea Community Connections is encouraging local businesses to commit to not hold workplace outings in gaming venues.
In the last 12 months City of Whittlesea residents lost over 103 million dollars to electronic gaming machines or ‘pokies’ and 1 in 10 residents experienced harm as a result of gambling.
If your business is interested in preventing staff exposure to gambling products and advertising, please contact Bianca Opasinis on firstname.lastname@example.org
and express your interest to become a supporter of the ‘Workplace Outings Free From Gambling Related Harm’ initiative.
Your business will receive a FREE Supporter’s Kit including a certificate, factsheet, key messages for your staff and Gamblers Help referral information.
Thank you for your commitment to prevent gambling related harm in our community. For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions factsheet
or call 9401 6666
Ten Years of Whittlesea Community Transport
On the 13th September we celebrated ten years of the Whittlesea Community Transport Service. Check out our Facebook page for post event photos!
The Board of Whittlesea Community Connections is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Haynes to lead the organisation as its CEO.
ER Community Resource Launch
WCC have developed an Emergency Relief Guide which was launched at WCC on Friday 23rd September Click here for details
Volunteers of Whittlesea Video
To mark National Volunteer Week 2015, WCC and its partners launched a short promotional video to encourage volunteering in our municipality. Made possible by a City of Whittlesea Community Development Grant, the video gives you a flavour of the rewards and contribution volunteers receive and give to the community. We hope, if you are already volunteering, that this will encourage you to keep volunteering. And, if you are not currently volunteering, to take that all important step. Click here to view the video...
Housing Brokerage and Support Project
Evaluation Report Launch -
More than 30 representatives from community service agencies attended the launch of the Housing Brokerage Project to hear first hand the verdict on its success from Dr. Sharon Parkinson author of the evaluation report.
The Audience also heard from keynote speaker Jenny Smith, CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons, who fully endorsed the project and it's place in contributing to alleviating homelessness at a local level.
The Housing Brokerage and Support Project was established by WCC in 2013 as a local response to the growing tide of homelessness in our community. No-interest loans are provided to assist people to access the private rental market, they also receivecasework support to help address other complex issues that affect their ability to sustain a long term tenancy. Repayment of the loans then facilitates capacity to continue to assist others. In the 18 months or so since its establishment, close to $20,000 of loans has been processed with more than 50% already recovered in payments. Project participants report high levels of empowerment and self-esteem arising from being supported to service the loans. Satisfaction levels with the quality of casework support was also high with participants giving this a maximum rating of 10 out of 10.
Whittlesea Community Connections is committed to implementing the recommendations of Dr. Parkinson's report.
WCC News April 2016
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Volunteer Training Visit our Volunteer Training page.
Whittlesea Emergency Relief Community Guide
WCC, on behalf of the Emergency Relief Network, has developed a new resource for volunteers and others working in the Whittlesea community with information
about services to support more disadvantaged members
of the community.
Click on the Guide to download.
WCC Family Violence Monitor - 12th Edition
The Family Violence (FV) Monitor focuses on FV incidents reported at Whittlesea Community Connections between April 1 to 30 June 2015. For publication on our website, case studies have been removed to ensure that individuals are not able to be identified. Click here to view....
This is a quarterly publication and agencies can subscribe by contacting the CEO at:
Community Directory Available
The Whittlesea Community Directory is a must have referral tool for human service professionals working with Whittlesea's diverse communities. To Find out more click here
Whittlesea Community Engagement Framework (WCEF)
The WCEF is an evidence-based framework developed in partnership with the community and is an important tool for guiding engagement with the communities of Whittlesea.
Putting the Health and Wealth Back into Whittlesea Project: Understanding Gambling Related Harm
A community presentation providing information on gambling related harm and how people and businesses in Whittlesea can get involved with local gambling harm prevention initiatives.