Community Capacity Building via networking:
Escare team sit on a number of inter-agency groups and forums to help deliver services in partnership to the Esperance Community. these include; Local Drug Action Group (LDAG); Esperance Aboriginal health Forum; Esperance Community Arts and One Life Esperance.
Early Years Network:
The Early Years Network is an inter-agency group that helps to assist children and families.
Past projects have included the Esperance “Kids Stuff” booklet, which contains vital local information and services for children and their families within Esperance and the surrounding district.
Hard copies are currently available from Esperance Community Health, or at Escare situated at Lotteries House on Forrest St
The Early Years Network received funding for the above project from the Department for Communities as well as to promote breastfeeding in the Esperance community so mothers feel at ease breastfeeding in public spaces. This was successful in helping work places to establish places where women and babies can comfortably feed.
"Breastfeeding protects babies from illness and infection, provides the perfect food, aids development of eyesight and speech, and promotes a special loving bond between mother and baby. Artificially fed babies have increased risk of illness and allergies, costs approx $1500 for 1 year and is less environmentally friendly."
The Early Years group meets regularly at Lotteries House. Everyone is welcome. Any organisations wishing to get further information can contact Janette Fletcher at Esperance Community Health on 9071 0400, or Jo Aberle at Escare on 9071 3110