17 May 2024

Spring Hill Community Day puts a pep in the step of Brisbane locals

Social housing
Last month, we were proud to take part in the third annual Spring Hill Community Day.

Last month, Churches of Christ Queensland was proud to take part in the third annual Spring Hill Community Day, collaborating with Mission Australia, Q Shelter, The Salvation Army, Bric Housing and Brisbane City Council.

The event welcomed more than 200 attendees, bringing the community together to provide important support and health services including allied health professionals such as Physio’s & Chiropractors and drug and alcohol support to those who may usually struggle to access these offerings.

Churches of Christ Housing Community Engagement Coordinator Sue Hughes said she was proud of the success of the day.

“It was lovely to witness so many local organisations come together to provide important services to those in need. From haircuts to medical assessments, there was truly something for everyone,” Sue said.

“Those in attendance made the most of the fun games on offer, including live entertainment and a barbecue sausage sizzle and the weather put on a great show!

“At Churches of Christ, our goal is to ensure residents have easy, convenient access to services that they will find useful and may otherwise be unable to engage with due to financial, geographical or other barriers.

“We addressed this by offering a free bus service to transport residents and clients to and from the event.”

According to the 2021 Census, there were 4,340 people homeless people living in Brisbane, with this number expected to have grown significantly in recent years due to the cost-of-living crisis and housing shortage.

The event was held at the Mission Australia and Q Shelter car parks in Spring Hill, a central location for our inner-city residents.  

Brisbane’s Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard opened the celebration with a speech that signified the importance of the day and welcomed all attendees to enjoy the activities.