New ANGLICARE Summer Hill Centre
Inner West residents will have better access to community services with the official opening of a new ANGLICARE Community Centre at Summer Hill last week.
The purpose-built centre is located on the corner of Sloane Street and Grosvenor Crescent, opposite Summer Hill train station and built on what used to be the historic Summer Hill movie theatre. It will now provide Counselling and Relationship Services, Support Coordination Disability Services and Emergency Relief.
According to Regional Manager, Jill Wrathall, the new Centre will be a hub for ANGLICARE services in a wide region including the Inner West. ANGLICARE has been in the area for many years but the new premises will provide the necessary infrastructure to reach a greater number of people in the community.
“What is significant is the coming together of various programs in one central location and the staff, both paid and unpaid, who work in those services,” says Jill.
“Coming together in a single building means clients have a variety of services to support them. Instead of referring people on to other places, we are now more able to give support to a broader range of people who need ANGLICARE services.”
Centre staff bring passion and skills each day to make an impact on the lives of individuals and the community. Each staff member is conscious of ANGLICARE’s vision of seeing lives changing and communities growing by care through Jesus Christ.
“The best thing about ANGLICARE is that we able to care for people holistically, looking at their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs,” says Jill.
“We respect each person we see, building on their strengths and working together to realise each person’s potential. It really is a privilege to work with each person, listening to their concerns and being able to assist them.”