For more than 10 years yourtown has worked within the community of Balgo. Despite many challenges over that time we have endeavoured to provide programs which have supported children, young people and the broader community and we are proud of what we have achieved.
We have not done that in isolation from the work of others and we are most appreciative of that support and accompaniment.
In recent times we have faced significant issues with regard to recruiting and retaining staff. This has meant that we have not been able to provide the level of consistency and reliability in program delivery nor form the relationships needed to ensure optimum outcomes are achieved. Unfortunately despite repeated attempts and a variety of different recruitment strategies utilised we have not been able to overcome this issue.
Within that context the yourtown Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cease operations in Balgo, effective 30 June 2017. We intend to honour all current commitments regarding program delivery.
Please be assured that we will be aiming to be transparent and respectful to the people of Balgo through this period and into the future and we have greatly appreciated the opportunity to be part of the Balgo Community.
If you have any other matters you would like further information on regarding our exit from Balgo please don't hesitate to contact myself, or Tracy Adams via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07 3867 1230.
Gerry Lambert Chair