On Tuesday 10th November, Queensland Shelter’s Stephen Hawkins checked in with the Redland Care Coordination Group. To support the continued commitment from services across the region, the format of the meeting enables both face to face or virtual link-in. The group, guided by the regions Care Coordination Facilitator, Patrina Malopito from Redland Community Centre, continue to work tirelessly in supporting community members that are at the risk of, or experiencing homelessness, in addition to other specific needs.
Recently, Patrina along with Stephen, co-hosted a regional forum aimed at exploring opportunities of increasing connectedness between agencies, organisations and other formal mechanisms in order to enhance outcomes for vulnerable community members. The forum was well attended and valuable insights shared. Attendee’s included Dept. Housing, Place-Based Response Team, the regions Network Group, Redland City Council, Brisbane City Council and a range of locally based Organisations. As an outcome of the forum, a regional action plan is currently being drafted which will then be presented back to the region in guiding the delivery of agreed projects and actions.
Acknowledging the great work achieved by Patrina, it is with sadness that we also bid her farewell as Patrina has decided to take on a new challenge. Patrina has been involved in the Service Integration project from 20th April and has been an invaluable member of the state-wide team. Queensland Shelter would like to thank you for your collegiality and focus in the Redland region and wish you all the very best in your new role.
Patrina (second from left) is pictured along with her colleagues form the Redland Homeless Care Coordination Group.