The halls of the Centre for Country Kids have been unusually quiet for the past four months.
Like so many other charities and businesses across the world, we took the incredibly difficult decision to pause all on-site services and transition most of our staff to working from home in March.
The corridors of the Centre for Country Kids which are usually buzzing with children and their parents, along with clinicians and school
staff, have been silent – apart from our wonderful cleaning and accommodation team who have taken the opportunity to conduct a deep clean and refresh of our accommodation and client facilities.
Additionally, due to concerns around the health and safety of country communities, our Healthy Kids Bus has been out of action since its last trip to Bourke shortly before restrictions hit. While face-to-face services have been suspended, the program teams have been far from resting on their laurels. To ensure families continue to receive care during this stressful time, our coordinators and clinicians have under-taken the mammoth task of moving as many of these services over to Telecare as we can, and have already transitioned an incredible 80% of all face-to-face services to virtual delivery!
Our ability to restart face-to-face services will depend heavily on government advice over the coming weeks and months. We look forward to welcoming families back to the Centre for Country Kids as soon as it is safe to do so, and our Healthy Kids Bus Stop team is aiming to be back on the road and visiting communities before the end of the year. In the meantime, with your continued support, we will continue to reach as many families as possible.
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