Community hub brings wraparound support model to Redcliffe residents

The Queensland arm of the Uniting Church is putting the finishing touches on a $5 million integrated service centre on the Redcliffe Peninsula, delivering a one-stop-shop community service model to the growing urban region.

Planning for the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub began more than five years ago, and a decision to persist during the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic will soon pay dividends as construction nears completion.

After five years of ideas, planning, design, approvals and construction, the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub is ready to open in July.

The Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub or “The Hub” is an Integrated Community Service Centre on the grounds of the Redcliffe Uniting Church.

It’s a place where local people can come to find connection and support.
Located along Richens Street, in the heart of Redcliffe, the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub is close to public transport routes, shopping and popular sporting venues.

 

About The Hub

Paul Clark, Reverend at the Redcliffe Uniting Church says “Adding a purpose-built integrated service centre onto the existing Uniting Church premises would enable like-minded community service groups to come together in one place”.
“It’s an exciting time at Redcliffe Uniting. Staff, volunteers, the worship community and families participating in a wide variety of groups and services at Redcliffe Uniting Church are energised by the progress and nearing completion of The Hub.”
Many groups and services have been run from within Church spaces for many years which has brought vibrant and active members to our community. When The Hub officially opens many of these will transition to using new areas, with some becoming tenants within The Hub on a permanent basis.

Business Services Manager, Fiona McPherson, talks about the more than half a dozen tenants that will operate out of the Hub once operational, are delivering a number of dedicated services, information and support that can be accessed through a single access point.
“Everyone is keen to welcome the businesses and service providers who’ll be moving in very soon. Inviting the public in to introduce them all at The Hub Open Day is the final step in the process for our team and tenants”.

“There are many groups aware of the services available within Redcliffe Uniting Church, but the launching of the Hub means there’ll be even more on offer through these support services for those living on the Peninsula and beyond.”
UnitingCare Queensland are the anchor tenant of the Hub, providing support to more than 100 foster families in the region, and delivering counselling and family support services.

“The Church has a successful track record of co-locating with UnitingCare Queensland, and they will be a central part in this amazing project that aims to create a centre where the citizens of Redcliffe can find support, a sense of community and great coffee,” Rev Clark said.

With many having to travel out of Redcliffe to access essential health and community support services, Rev Clark said the Hub will be a central point of support designed to meet the growing needs of the community.

“We always thought the Hub was going to be important, but with the many new challenges and stresses that have arisen with COVID-19, we know it will become even more important,” he said.
“This model is unique to Redcliffe, enabling us to partner with experts in fields such as mental health and foster care which will prove extremely valuable as people can access support more easily in a one-stop-shop setting.

 

The Hub Open Day

To celebrate the completion of construction and celebrate this project, all it’s stakeholders will come together at The Hub Open Day.

Held on Saturday 30th July 2022, it will be a celebratory event to officially open the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub to the greater public in and around Redcliffe, and the Moreton Bay Region.

This event has been designed to welcome residents and friends of all ages, with a lot of program features included for family friendly fun.
As a fete-style community event, it will draw a cross-section of the entire community together. Aiming to highlight the spectacular spaces, services and organisations, become aware of or join groups and programs that run regularly – all available to them within the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub.

“It’s great to ask the community to experience the excitement around the opening with us. But creating awareness for local residents of where they can look for support when it’s needed.

An invitation to the community has been extended, with the organisation of The Hub Open Day. A celebratory event with both formalities and fun for everyone across the entire site.

The day will also allow us to highlight spaces and services housed by the Redcliffe Uniting Community Hub, and will do so with inclusive activities like a treasure hunt, but is being jam-packed with fun and frivolities for families to come and enjoy with most activities provided at no cost.

For further information contact Rev. Paul Clark
Contact Details: Redcliffe Uniting Church
Phone: 07 3283 4066
Email: info@redcliffeuniting.com.au

To keep up to date with all the fun and activies, register your attendance to our Facebook Event here.