Port Pirie Child Care Centre
What does this organisation do?
The Port Pirie Child Care Centre provides a long day care service for families in and around Port Pirie. The social demographic that the centre caters for is diverse and the town experiences the effects of high lead exposure due to the operation of the Nyrstar Smelter. Many of the families experience high levels of social disadvantage and are working with the Environmental Health Centre (EHC) to reduce the lead levels of their children, as such we work very closely with the EHC to provide these families with the support and care they require.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.
Communities experiencing locational disadvantage
Where people live affects their access to social and economic opportunities and therefore their relative advantage or disadvantage. Some South Australian communities have entrenched disadvantage.