Labor will provide $20,000 in funding for the Illawarra One Door Mental Health Clubhouse if elected on 18 May.

Labor will provide $20,000 in funding for the Illawarra One Door Mental Health Clubhouse if elected on 18 May.

This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the services our community needs, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos. 

The funding will be used to purchase a barbeque, gas bottles, outdoor dining furniture, outdoor umbrella and utensils to be used by members for social and lifestyle skill development. In addition, a wall-mounted 75 inch smart television will be purchased for training and vocational skill development.

The Clubhouse is a particular model of psychosocial rehabilitation for people with mental illness which has been successfully pioneered internationally and established throughout Australia by One Door Mental Health.

Through the Clubhouse, people living with mental illness and their families find an inclusive community, advocacy and support services in a safe and respectful environment. Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything One Door does for its clients.

The new outdoor area will help members develop social and life skills providing opportunity to build capacity with community gardening and growing fresh produce.

To date, Labor has announced over $136 million in local commitments for Cunningham:

  • $50 million for Maldon Dombarton Rail Link
  • $55 million for safety upgrades to the Appin Road and construction of a koala pass for rare local koala colony
  • $11 million for the University – including $10 million for Facility of Intelligent Fabrication and $1 million to establish the 3D BioPrinting Facility
  • $18 million in extra funding for local public schools in Cunningham
  • Reopen the Warrawong Centrelink and Medicare Office
  • $2 million towards upgrading the netball facilities at Berkeley’s Fred Finch Park
  • $57,000 for industrial fans for Greenacres
  • $20,000 to fitout an outdoor workspace for Coniston Multicultural Men’s Shed
  • $80,000 to Mt Keira Men’s Shed for a tractor.
  • $35,000 to Mt Keira Scout Camp for a new water treatment and purification system.

After six years of cuts and chaos under the Liberals, Labor is ready to support and invest in our local regions and communities.