On Sunday September 16 we celebrated 80 years of providing free healthcare to disadvantaged kids across Central Queensland with an event at Emu Park’s historic QCWA Hall, marking the anniversary of the opening of the Emu Park children’s home in 1938, and our return to the area with the provision of NDIS early childhood ECEI services.
BUSHkids were overwhelmed by the community’s response to the celebration with a fantastic turnout of one-time bush children, staff who worked at the Emu Park Home, and community leaders who supported the organisation’s operations in Central Queensland.
Most touching were the stories told by the people who attended, with one ex-bush kid describing her stay at the Emu Park home as the best experience of her life!
Our thanks go to the QCWA, who were invaluable supporters of the Bush Children’s Health Scheme then, as they are now of BUSHkids. Thanks also to Kay and Charlie Wilson for organising the event and to State MP for Keppel, Brittany Lauga, who spoke of the importance of our services and welcomed BUSHkids back to her community with the NDIS.
Here is a gallery from the day – you can click on the images below to view full photos.
BUSHkids’ Rockhampton centre in Bolsover St will today launch its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) early childhood services for young children in the region who need assistance to reach their full potential in life.
The Early Childhood Early Intervention(ECEI)program, an extension of the organisation’s existing services will be opened at 1.30pm.
Children aged between zero and six years old who have a disability or developmental delay will be given access to support and services tailored for them to achieve the best long-term outcomes.
It’S a not-for-profit organisation that has a history with Central Queensland dating back to the 1930s and later this year, it will be offering extra services to the region’s bush kids.
BUSHkids, which is part of the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme, has been chose to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to Rockhampton and Central Queensland under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
From November, BUSHkids will start providing ECEI services to children living around Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela, Emerald and the Central Highlands…
To read more please visit The Morning Bulletin’s article written by Kerri-Anne Mesner. The article can be found here.