IWC - Bundaberg
- Indigenous Wellbeing Centre
IWC is an Aboriginal community controlled non-government and charitable organisation.
IWC operates as a "one stop shop" model that offers centralised management and administration across a range of programs. These programs are aimed at supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities across the Bundaberg, North Burnett and Fraser Coast Regions.
Additionally, IWC "champions" enterprises that provide opportunities for employment, training and services that benefit the community.
IWC is committed to achieving our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples. To fulfil our mission we share four core values of:
- quality and recognition
- teamwork and
- performance accountability.
We utilise a holistic approach to build community capacity and provide greater opportunities for equity and equality.
The Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' values of spirituality, connectedness to land and respect for culture by creating equality, equity and opportunities to empower and enhance their lifestyles through the delivery of a unique, high quality and culturally diverse health service model.
The Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) provides holistic, high quality wellness services that build the capacity of Indigenous people through a focus on individual, family and community wellbeing.
The operation of IWC challenges historical health delivery approaches, practices and systems to effectively "close the gap" by incorporating the core values of:
- Non judgementalism
- Dignity and respect
- Obligation and reciprocity
- Cultural integrity
- Caring and sharing
- Respect for all life (Aboriginal/Law)
- Responsibility and accountability
- Good governance
The "Brokerage Service" is coordinated by the IWC and is primarily based around providing diabetes related care to ATSI patient/clients with or at risk of diabetes. The service also covers other "high priority" health issues when all other avenues of health care assistance (eg EPC, Mass, DVA) have been exhausted.