Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre

Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre is jointly funded by Bundaberg Regional Council and Department of Communities, and offers a wide range of support services. The Centre is located at 39 Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin, and opens 5 days a week from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Centre Coordinators - Patricia Cross and Kevin Lemmon

Ph:  07 4130 4630

Fax: 07 4157 3957

Email: ggnc@bundaberg.qld.go.au  

 

Our vision

  • To be recognised as a central hub within the Gin Gin district
  • To provide support for staff, volunteers and the local community
  • To optimise partnerships, community involvement and access

Our Mission

  • Empower the Community to reach their goals
  • Provide support, information and services in a caring and friendly environment across the Gin Gin District
Fundamental values
  • Equity and acceptance of differences
  • Honesty
  • Confidentiality
  • Credibility
  • Compassion for diverse needs
  • Equal opportunity in a safe and listening environment
  • Consistency, fairness and reliability

Objectives

  • The Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre is a hub where various Community Groups are able to meet and participate.  Visiting service providers also use the Centre as a place to deliver their services
  • To provide quality, relevant and current information, referral and guidance
  • To assist communities in discovering better links between the range of existing Community and Government services 
  • To provide quality, consistent support for Community members within the Gin Gin region and to provide and promote strong Family and Community relationships
  • To provide services to people regardless of cultural, social, religious or economic background

A NEC Broadband for Seniors Kiosk, funded by the Federal Government, is now open at the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre.

The kiosk features two computers with broadband access for use by members of our local community who are 50 and over.

If you know anyone who is 50 and over who may like to use the Kiosk, please be sure to pass this information on. Bookings are recommended and can be made by phoning the Centre on 4130 4630.

We are also providing basic training for beginners in:

  • Basic computer, keyboard and mouse operation
  • Internet surfing using Internet Explorer
  • Email using gmail 
  • Constructing a letter using Wordpad

Visiting Agencies

Centacare Homelessness Programme
Jobfind
Taylor Street Legal Service
Taxhelp Impact  CQID Employment Services
Uniting Care Community (Financial Counsellor)
Lifeline Financial Counsellor Finemore Walters Story
The Public Trustee of Queensland
Mission Australia Ozcare (nurse)
GP Links (Psychologist)
Centrelink
 
Others as community needs arise    

Current Services:

The Centre provides services to individuals, families, organisations and communities.  It offers a vast variety of activities based on local circumstances, local needs and availability of funding. Some of the services facilitated at the Centre include:

  • Legal aid
  • Job seeker support
  • Subsidised photocopy service
  • Clerical services
  • Email services
  • Fax service
  • Document printing, binding and laminating
  • Completion of forms
  • Tax help for low income families and individuals (July to October)
  • Budget maintenance guidance
  • Administration support for job seekers
  • Referrals and information (aged care, youth, children, women's issues, health, mental health, community housing, legal aid,  directions, community groups, disability, medical, domestic violence, dispute resolution)
  • General information
  • Advertising (community events)
  • Ladder of learning (one on one individual need computer use/training)
  • Referral to emergency relief and assistance
  • Volunteer management and training
  • Taylor Street Legal Service
  • Tai-Chi
  • Seniors internet kiosk
  • Community group activities

Please contact our friendly staff for assistance. Ph: 07 4130 4630

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