The Community Transport Company (TCTC) is just one of a number of local community service providers who have been recognised by the Community Drug Alcohol Team (CDAT) at an award ceremony recently.
The Community Transport Company, Bowraville Service Co-ordinator, Lulu Jarrett has been working closely with other members of the Community Drug Action Team in Bowraville to help implement healthy programs in the community. CDAT have recognised this great work and awarded the team with the Aboriginal-focused Project Award.
“We have been working on a number of programs that are helping community members get fit and healthy, the most recent one is a gym program being rolled out in Nambucca in conjunction with ‘Brand New Me’ Personal Training,” Ms. Jarrett said.
“The program involves The Community Transport Company transporting 12 women to the gym between the ages of 20 and 70 years of age twice a week, where the personal trainers put the participants through a fitness workout, teaching them about the benefits of getting strong and losing weight,” she said.
“The program was also important because it encourages members of the community to use services, they develop trust with provider and are more likely to ask for help when and if they need it.” she said.
The team has also been instrumental in other community-based projects such as painting of the poles in Bowraville during the summer school holidays and have plans to implement, sporting teams for youngsters and healing and craft days for Elders.
“These are all great programs that the community of Bowraville can participate in which encourage healthy living and lifestyle. The Community Transport Company plays an important part by supporting these community programs and getting participants there.”
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