Groups ben­e­fit from fund­ing grants

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

VIC­TO­RIA PARK TWO Vic­to­ria Park groups have re­ceived fund­ing from SGIO as part of its 2015 Com­mu­nity Grant pro­gram.

School for Par­ents has been awarded $5000 for a crime preven­tion pro­ject.

The Crime Preven­tion Ed­u­ca­tion: Help­ing Chil­dren with In­tel­lec­tual Dis­abil­i­ties Make Smart Choices pro­ject will en­gage stu­dents with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties in early in­ter­ven­tion crime preven­tion ed­u­ca­tion.

School for Par­ents’ Liz Green said they worked with some of the most vul­ner­a­ble and dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“This pro­ject will em­power them with the knowl­edge and skills to make good choices re­gard­ing crime preven­tion, en­sur­ing they are val­ued worth­while mem­bers of the com­mu­nity,” she said.

Bright­wa­ter Care Group has also been awarded $5000 for an emer­gency readi­ness and re­sponse pro­ject.

The Emer­gency Re­sponse Pro­ce­dures for Clients and Res­i­dents pro­ject will see the pro­duc­tion of emer­gency re­sponse train­ing and man­u­als for clients, in­clud­ing evac­u­a­tion, fire, in­truder and med­i­cal emer­gency.

Birght­wa­ter Warn­bro house res­i­dent Stephen Doney (44) has been as­sist­ing in rolling out the pro­ject.

“We can’t leave it up to the staff to do ev­ery­thing,” Mr Doney said.

“It is help­ful for our res­i­dents to know what to do to help them­selves and oth­ers if there is ever a prob­lem.”

The SGIO Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram sup­ports lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and projects.­mu­ni­ d442839

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Bright­wa­ter res­i­dent Stephen Doney.

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