Waltja’s Goals

 

Helping People Know

AIM

Better understanding, ideas and information about remote communities, their needs and what to do about these for the communities themselves, service providers and government.

ACTIONS

Assisting communities to talk about their needs and getting them to meet. Helping services with feedback about how they are working. Working with communities to collect and organise information. Recording and writing about things that work well. Collecting and developing information on Women’s centres. Keeping everyone well informed. Publishing and printing of the “Family News”.

Working Together

AIM Everyone working and deciding together. Remote communities participating more in decision making that affects their lives.

ACTIONS

Creating opportunities for everyone to talk, plan and work together. Supporting services to be well resourced to do their work. Supporting communities to be part of planning and decision making. Helping communities to work together on common needs. Assisting communities with travel arrangements. Promoting and delivering culturally appropriate training.

Good ways to do things

AIM

To develop models of “best practice”. Waltja is respected as a good place to work.

ACTIONS

Creating employment for Aboriginal people in communities. Documenting projects that have worked well, so others can learn. Supporting communities to run their own workshops and meetings. Increasing community control of local services. Promoting special achievements by communities and their members. Keeping Waltja a strong service.

New ways to do things

AIM

Remote communities and service providers working in new and different ways.

ACTIONS

Developing information on services to help with planning and decision making. Developing new services and programs. Supporting communities to work with service providers and agencies. Advocating on behalf of communities. Developing guidelines for working with remote communites.

Better help for families

AIM

Remote communities and service providers working better.

ACTIONS

Providing information about services for remote communities. Supporting services to consult with remote communities. Facilitating workshops for communities to identify their own needs. Assisting communities to communicate with their own agencies. Building community strengths with the recognition of current skills and experience. Helping to identify skills needed and organising training. Developing training plans and securing funding. Organising training for Aboriginal workers. Working with Aboriginal facilitators and interpreters. Waltja Committee and staff managing and working well.

 

 

 

 

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