For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families


Bunji Burri to Gunadoos Program

Let’s Make The Best Start To Your Child’s Life

Our Bunji Burri to Gunadoos Program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with culturally appropriate antenatal and postnatal care. Whether you need support or information during your pregnancy, our trained staff can assist you with a range of issues including immunisation, emotional wellbeing and help to decrease smoking during pregnancy. A midwife is able to see you for antenatal care, and home visits are available after you have had your baby. Talk to us about local pick up and drop off transport services. For older siblings, and your growing child, we also have play groups. Together we’ll make the best start to your child’s life.

You are eligible for services under the program if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Child or children up to the age of 5

Key Points

For Children:

  • Positive family relations
  • Social support
  • Safety (both physical and social)
  • Healthy environments
  • Optimal nutrition
  • Exposure to natural environments

For families:

  • Supportive social networks
  • Birth and Medicare registration application support
  • Secure employment finances
  • Healthy home environments
  • Safe community environments
  • Ready access to family-friendly services and facilities
  • Support for decreasing smoking while pregnant
  • Weekly group programs supporting parenting and children
  • Transport to Appointments (including specialist appointments)
  • Support with emotional wellbeing
  • Referrals to Allied Health Service
  • Support with Immunisation
  • Midwife home visits
  • Weekly Play groups
  • Birthing Partner
  • Secure housing

The first 2000 days

The Community Care Coordinator will be working in alignment with clientele against the framework we have developed to support families during:

  • Pre-conception (Pregnancy planning)
  • Conception (Pregnancy)
  • First – Third Trimesters
  • Birth
  • Developmental Milestones to the age of 5

Playgroup

  • Play group is twice a week for 2 hours.
  • Social outing for parents to meet new people.
  • Activities for the children.
  • Morning tea Provided.

Transport

  • Bookings must be made through Community Care Coordinator at least 12hrs prior to appointment. Unless it is an Emergency.
  • Client must advise where pick-up is required from at the time of booking appointment.
  • Please note that all transportation will not be available after 5:00pm or assessed on the need of the client.
  • Transport is available to specialist appointments in other towns as well, with 48hrs notice unless it is a emergency.
  • When booking in transport please notify if car seats are needed and how many people are to be transported.

Contact Details

Bunji Burri to Gunadoos Program
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Phone: (07) 4632 0338 for further information

Or Contact

Simone Stanton
Community Care Coordinator
P: 0436 402 918

 

Having this service available means Parents in need of a little help know they can reach out to the Community Care Coordinator.