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May 2020

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Sarah Gales and Simon Williams deliver care packs to the community.

Eastern Health delivers support

Eastern Health’s Aboriginal health team stayed connected to its community despite the temporarily suspension of face to face social support groups.

In place of these sessions the AHT packed care packages containing personal items such as toilet paper, toiletries, soap, feminine hygiene products and games.

The team filled packs to suit the needs of families, women and men and included activities for isolation.

Colouring items, cultural art activities, decks of cards, journals and information sheets were included as well as newsletters with advice for low impact exercise, gardening tips, easy recipes, jokes, useful websites and puzzle sheets.

The team also made regular check-in phone calls to support vulnerable clients.