Barambah Aboriginal Child Care Agency (BACCA) began in December 1991, but due to funding guidelines it was necessary for this group to change from childcare to community welfare.
In 1993, the organisation changed to Barambah Aboriginal Community Care Agency. Due to past government policies & breakdown of Aboriginal family structure, BACCA was established as a community based and controlled organisation to be trusted and supported by the community members.
This organisation also works in conjunction with the Department of Child Safety to liaise and assist families in need. Staff also assist with legal aid appointments, video conferencing and offer family support in a range of areas & refferals to other relevant agencies.
The sporting teams that are currently representing Cherbourg at this very point are the Cherbourg Hornets Junior and Senior Rugby League teams. Cherbourg also enters teams in regional & annual football games and carnivals around the South Burnett area and other locations such as Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton and Townsville etc. The most popular event that is very well-known and likely to be attended by most Cherbourg supporters & players is the All-Blacks Carnival. In the long run, Cherbourg has been highly noted for producing talented athletes, however, there are some young men who deliver more promising talent than others. Cherbourg has also done very well in the local cricket competition, taking out the B grade competition.
HACC is a program that is jointly funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Aging and Queensland Health. It is designed to help frail aged & elderly people and people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes, to participate in their communities and is delivered through Cherbourg Day Respite Centre.
It helps them to help themselves with tasks such as personal care, home & yard maintainance and getting around the community. HACC can also help carers with information, training & education. discussion in person for eligibility is the initial assessment for suitability.
Queensland Council of Carers (QCC) supports carers through the provision of free carer support kits, information and support, training, advocacy, counselling, carer support groups & representing carer issues to the local community.
For more information on QCC contact: 07) 4125 2611
Information & Support Line: 1800 242 636
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