Our speakers at the 11 July meeting were Karen Palmer and Beth Wood, from Cromwell Community House (Cromwell ResourceTrust) at 5 Murray Terrace.
Beth gave an overview of the services they provide with 89 organisations or groups available, including volunteers driving people to appointments, referrals for Food Bank, Health and Social Services, help with IRD online form completing and scanning.  There are rooms available for hire,
and free rapid antigen tests and masks are available.
During the past year approx. 9,000 people have visited.
Karen (Manager) wants to know where the needs are and what we think is needed for helping the community. She envisages groups/organisations collaborating with each other to provide a service for all the community.  They will be applying for funding for a ‘built for purpose building as they are running out of space in their existing premises.
On Friday 29 July there will be ‘a cuppa and a chat’ drop in centre at St John’s Rooms.  They need games, jigsaws, books, etc. and hosts - if you can help contact Karen or Beth. 
Club members were also encouraged to complete a Southern Health Survey to help know the needs of our community by going on line to www.southerntransition.com