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Hub brings services together

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the Integrated Services Community Hub would give residents an opportunity to engage with a range of service providers.

“The Hub aims to strengthen the Merriwa community by providing a centralised place for services in a safe, central, and affordable location, and will look to complement services already available in the area," she said.

“Statistics show there is a larger percentage of seniors and frail aged individuals and people needing help in their day-to-day core activities. Consultation and engagement with the community as well as service providers will be undertaken to ensure the ISCH meets local service gaps while strengthening local capacity and resilience and build on the community’s strengths’.

“As our population continues to grow, so does the demand for services to support the well-being of our residents.

MercyCare Chief Executive Officer Chris Hall said eventually staff from several other MercyCare programs including mental health and workforce development would also work from the site.

"By working with other organisations to share information, make referrals and establish strong links between services, we can provide greater support to those who experience disadvantage,” Mr Hall said.

"We hope that this Hub will grow to be a focal point for the community and will help to increase social cohesion and participation in community life.

"On a more personal level, we hope that being part of the Hub will help families create friendships and support networks and give them a sense of belonging."

The Hub is at the Merriwa Administration Centre in Lansdowne Place.