THE Neighbourhood Centre’s open day earlier this month provided a great insight into the services available for all.
“It’s a major asset to the community of Singleton, we offer a lot to the community and people are more than welcome to call in so we can refer them to a service,” said centre coordinator Judy Mitchell.
One of the services who attended was Hunter Region No Interest Loans Scheme.
This service works out of the centre and provides no interest loans up to a value of $1200 for people who are in need of goods and services.
They allow people who aren’t normally eligible for a loan of any kind to get one with a reasonable payment scheme that enables low income earners such as pensioners ability to repay without falling into debt.
Gamblers Anonymous is another service provided at the centre and they meet every week, Wednesday 7:30pm.
On display at the open day was the centre’s plan to construct a bathroom, shower including disabled shower, laundry facilities and a large sized kitchen at the back of their shed to help the homeless in Singleton.
The design allows plenty of space at the front of the shed for other services to continue operating.
The construction can’t go forward until the funds are raised to build it and the centre is calling out for donations of materials, money, tradespersons skills and help from labourers.
Some of the other services who utilise the centre are The Compassionate Friends, Alcoholics Anonymous, lifeline and lifeline financial advisor, Catholic Care, Compass Housing and Hunter Volunteer Centre.