A resilient community where people belong, contribute and flourish

Community Support

The goal for Community Support is that people enjoy a sense of belonging, are able to connect, contribute and flourish within their community.
There is a caring team who help build bridges in the community, fostering neighbourliness. Through local networks and meeting at the Hub, resources and furniture are re-used and shared. For newcomers we can provide a welcome pack with essential information. A Language and Laughter group meets regularly for speakers of other languages and we have a craft and a cuppa morning for an enjoyable morning out. For those in need, a food bank, advocacy, networking, budgeting advice are available.

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The Hub

An energetic and caring team make welcome packs for newcomers and care packages in times of need. There is a foodbank and budget advice and firewood.. Finding tools, seedlings and seeds for gardens, furniture or clothing – donated and recycled. What ever our generous community gifts us, the Hub supports what a neighbour can do for a neighbour. You can call in on the team Thursdays between 10am – 2pm at the Darfield Library or contact Bev Ph 318 8881, Denise Ph 318 7595 or Kathy Ph 318 7077.
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Newcomers Welcome Pack

We have newcomers packs to give away with valuable local information about activities, groups and contacts. If you are new or have a new neighbour, drop into the Hub or contact us.
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Language and Laughter

Language and Laughter

Learning English for Speakers of Other Languages is vital for the successful integration of immigrants new to our area. We want them to feel they belong and can understand our unusual ways and tricky language. It’s a chance for asking questions and discovery. A group of learners meet on Monday mornings at the Darfield Library from 9.30-11.00am to learn and practice conversational language essential for social interaction. For more information contact us.
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Craft and a Cuppa

Enjoying craft work, a cuppa and a chat is a great way to spend the morning. You are welcome to bring a craft you are already doing, or to learn a craft from others or join in a group project. We meet at the Darfield Baptist Church fortnightly on a Thursday from 10am-noon. Children welcome. For more information contact us.
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Food Bank

Many people benefit from the generosity and donations of food items and seasonal vegetables of the wider community. Pop in and see the ladies at the Hub if you have food to donate, or contact us if you, or someone you know is in need.
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Budgeting

We have trained budget advisors available to assist in budget advice. For more information contact us.
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Community Energy Action

We have partnered with Community Energy Action who can provide free or subsidized insulation, efficient heating, recycled curtains, independent energy advice and help to make homes warmer.
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