Communities at the Centre
Communities at the Centre is an initiative in the Eastern Suburbs of South Maroubra, South Coogee, Chifley and Matraville which aims to increase community wellbeing and reduce health inequities, with a focus on those living in social housing.
In delivering this initiative, we are taking a strengths-based approach which focuses on what is strong in the community rather than what is wrong. This approach places emphasis on people and places to enable community members to address what matters to them.
The Hub @ Lexo
The Hub provides a community space in a safe and welcoming setting where people can connect with each other and lead community-driven activities.
The Hub also provides two consult rooms to improve access to a wide range of appropriate health and social services for local residents of South Maroubra and surrounding suburbs.
Community Engagement Outreach
Community Engagement Outreach (CEO) engages with community members living in public/social housing communities in the surrounding communities of South Coogee, Chifley, Matraville and Malabar.
CEO provides support for them to develop their own ideas and test solutions about what makes them happy and healthy. CEO allows us to collect public knowledge and increase public capital factors which directly leads to community driven action.
Community driven activity
Small pots of funding are available for community organisations, services and residents to build community ownership, address people’s aspirations and concerns, and enrich community life.
This strategy is being developed.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Randwick City Council, Department of Communities and Justice, Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network and The Deli Women and Children’s Service.
To find out more about the Communities at the Center initiative please contact us at:
- GP Clinic at The Hub @ Lexo
- Community garden at The Hub @ Lexo
- Cooking program at The Hub @ Lexo