On the 22nd of November the Youth Space hosted a special, intimate networking event to highlight the amazing services that are based in, or provide services into, the community of Redcliffe.
We did it in conjunction with our good friends at Chameleon House and the Redcliffe PCYC… and there’s a bit of an important story there we should probably mention. After the collapse of our local community organisation earlier this year, Chameleon House, the Redcliffe PCYC and the Youth Space formed “the Redcliffe Alliance”. The Alliance is all about supporting each other, formalising our already strong relationships, and investigating ways to enhance and better help those in need on the Peninsula. It’s also about highlighting the work other community organisations do on the Peninsula and how amazing they are. We never want to see our community go through what it went through when the RCAMB collapsed. We felt the best way to prevent that from ever happening again was by ensuring there was constant communication between government funded services in Redcliffe who wanted that sort of clear and open, transparent method of communication and accountability.
Our first official act together since starting the Alliance was to co-host an event that would give everyone who provides services to the community of Redcliffe a chance to network, get to know each other, and as one welcome new services into our area like the Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, headspace (Open Minds), the Richmond Fellowship and Aftercare.
The event was launched by the Honourable Tracy Davis MP, Minister for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, who was an engaging, energetic and entertaining speaker. Tracy gave our event way more time than she was supposed to as she visited with everyone, paid special attention to the young people in attendance and got to know more about the Peninsula and its needs.
The event was designed by the Redcliffe Youth Space and Chameleon House, and was jointly presented by the Youth Space, Chameleon House and the Redcliffe PCYC.
Thanks also to Reg Gully MP, Luke Howarth MP, Councillors Koliana Winchester and James Houghton (who helped to fund the event) and Deputy Mayor Mike Charlton who also came along to join in the experience.
Huge thanks to Danni, who was an invaluable support to everyone who was organising the event and trying to make it the best little networking event ever!
The biggest thanks is reserved for all of the organisations and individuals who made time to join us on the day to get to know each other better.